Better Than Sane: Tales from a Dangling Girl

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Nonpareil Books
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5.28 X 7.4 X 0.87 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Alison Rose was born in Palo Alto, California. Her stories and "Talk of the Town" pieces began appearing in The New Yorker in 1987; she has also been a regular contributor to Vogue.

Porochista Khakpour's debut novel Sons and Other Flammable Objects was a New York Times Editor's Choice, one of the Chicago Tribune's Fall's Best, and the 2007 California Book Award winner in the "First Fiction" category. Her second novel The Last Illusion was a 2014 "Best Book of the Year" according to NPR, Kirkus, Buzzfeed, Popmatters, Electric Literature, and many more. Among her many fellowships is a National Endowment for the Arts award. Her nonfiction has appeared in many sections of The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Elle, Slate, Salon, and Bookforum, among many others. Currently, she is guest faculty at VCFA and Stonecoast's MFA programs as well as Contributing Editor at The Evergreen Review. Born in Tehran and raised in the Los Angeles area, she lives in New York City's Harlem.


"It is a perfect book; not in the way that gemstones are, but in the way that a Saturday can be. There are treasures here on every page."
--Washington Post

"If Nora Ephron had applied her wit and acuity to the lifestyle celebrated in Sex and the Single Girl, it might have read something like Better than Sane."
--Shelf Awareness

"Deadpan, smart, hypersensitive, and mordantly funny."


"The most radical anti-memoir."


"Rose writes of her life rather than examining it, and her haunting memoir is exquisitely detailed."

--Publishers Weekly