Above Us Only Sky

Essays
 
 
Counterpoint (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 14. Juli 2020
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  • 336 Seiten
 
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978-1-64009-309-6 (ISBN)
 

"These essays on a woman's wild ride through life give us Marion's bracing tonic-of-truth voice in splendid form-her voice that is always brilliantly funny, intelligent, brave, haunting, and full of surprises, revelations, and wise, wild connections. At this point, I don't think I could live without it. If you don't know her yet, your life is about to get better." -Naomi Shihab Nye

Whether she is writing about the vagaries of family vacations on land and sea, about getting her tubes tied and the importance of a woman's right to choose, or her battles with her rebel pyromaniac teenage son, Marion Winik is searingly honest and unfailingly witty in the face of adversity. In this collection of essays, a treat for dedicated fans and new readers alike, Winik explores domesticity, midlife, and aging.

A brand new final section brings Above Us Only Sky-originally published in 2005-up to date with essays from her award-winning column in the Baltimore Fishbowl, taking us through experiences with blended families, adult children, and empty nest.

  • Englisch
  • La Vergne
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  • USA
Catapult
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  • 4,01 MB
978-1-64009-309-6 (9781640093096)
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Longtime All Things Considered commentator Marion Winik is the author of First Comes Love, The Glen Rock Book of the Dead, and seven other books. Her Bohemian Rhapsody column at BaltimoreFishbowl.com has received the Best Column and Best Humorist awards from Baltimore Magazine, and her essays have been published in The New York Times Magazine, The Sun, and many other publications. She is the host of The Weekly Reader radio show and podcast, based at the Baltimore NPR affiliate. She reviews books for Newsday, People, and Kirkus Reviews and is a board member of the National Book Critics Circle. She is a professor in the MFA program at the University of Baltimore.
  • Intro
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • Introduction (2005)
  • Postscript (2019)
  • I. Back
  • Waiting for Daddy
  • Dear Texas, Goodbye
  • The Big Plan
  • Blond Mommy
  • My Typewriter-A Requiem
  • My Old Neighborhood
  • My Famous Family
  • Mommy and Me
  • II. Underfoot
  • My New Neighborhood
  • The Case of the Disappearing Baby
  • Code
  • Just Say No to Sports
  • Dysfunctional Families at Sea
  • Vince's Football Career
  • Vince's Fire
  • Vince's Car Wreck
  • Mrs. Portnoy's Complaint
  • III. In the Mirror
  • The Mad Naked Summer Night
  • Snap
  • Green Acres
  • Just Read This Essay to Look and Feel Ten Years Younger
  • Silly Rabbi, Trix Are for Yids
  • Regarding My Diagnosis
  • 16,409 Easy Steps to Late-Life Fitness
  • Losing
  • The Stepmother's Tale
  • Down the Tubes: A Reproductive Memoir
  • Home Birth, Home Death, Nursing, and the Taliban
  • IV. Back Again
  • Above Us Only Sky
  • V. Later
  • The Things They Googled
  • What If You Were Right?
  • The Book of Job: A Quiz
  • What If You Were Wrong?
  • The Place of Things
  • Love, Loss, and What I Cooked
  • Newfoundland
  • The Getaway
  • August in Paris
  • Our Big Fat New Orleans Graduation
  • Party Time in the Lost City
  • Crime Report: Robbed in Peru
  • The End of the World as We Know It
  • A Mother of a Certain Age
  • Invisible Ink
  • Which Hurts Worse?
  • The Evolution of Us
  • Grand Theft Litho
  • Unblending
  • Unbroken Chain
  • Morning Traffic on a Strange Planet
  • Unexpected Things
  • About the Author

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