Guesswork

Essays on Forgetting and Remembering Who We Are
 
 
Shebooks (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 13. Dezember 2013
 
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Funny, thought-provoking, and always entertaining, personal essayist Marion Winik is known for decades of storytelling on NPR and the stunning memoir First Comes Love. Memory and identity are the focus of this new collection, Guesswork, drawn from a column that has won "Best of Baltimore" from Baltimore magazine several years running. "The Things They Googled" looks at how search engines have changed our lives. "Love, Loss, and What I Cooked" takes autobiography to the kitchen. "What If You Were Right?" and "What If You Were Wrong?" highlight the way possibly incorrect interpretations of long-ago events subtly radiate through our lives over the years. These eight essays will inspire you to reconsider your own history and sense of self from new angles: how treasured places and objects fit in, how your life as a reader shapes who you are. A wonderful introduction to Winik's work, which now spans seven volumes chronicling her life. "Her essays are mind-blowing," according to Jane Smiley, "you can't stop reading them."
  • Englisch
She Writes Press
  • 0,32 MB
978-1-940838-05-2 (9781940838052)
1940838053 (1940838053)
Marion Winik is the author of the new memoir Highs in the Low Fifties: How I Stumbled Through the Joys of Single Living. It joins Telling, First Comes Love, The Lunch-Box Chronicles, The Glen Rock Book of the Dead, and others in the ongoing saga of her life, now seven volumes. She writes a column at BaltimoreFishbowl.com, reviews books for Newsday, and contributes to the Sun and many other magazines. She has appeared on the Today show, Oprah, and Politically Incorrect, was a commentator on NPR's All Things Considered for 15 years, and was the Answer Lady for Ladies' Home Journal. These days, she is a professor in the MFA creative writing program at the University of Baltimore and lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with a couple of her kids and a miniature dachshund.

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