Easy Beauty: A Memoir

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Product Details

Price
$28.00  $26.04
Publisher
Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
6.2 X 9.0 X 1.2 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781982151997

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About the Author

Chloé Cooper Jones is a philosophy professor, journalist, and the author of the memoir Easy Beauty, which was named a Best Book of 2022 by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Time, and others. She is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, a Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant recipient and, in 2020, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Reviews

"Gorgeous, vividly alive." --The New York Times

"A rich, decadent book that rewards close reading... anyone who immerses themselves in Chloé's writing will come away with a greater understanding of everything beautiful about the human experience, and how to behold it." --Isaac Fitzgerald, The Today Show

"[A] work of genuine genius... a travelog; a philosophical tract; a meditation on what it is to live in this world with a visible disability; a consideration of what beauty means, what parenthood means, what art and fame mean. If this sounds like too much, it's not: Ms. Jones is a brilliant writer, a composer of stunning sentences that nail down experiences and emotions I would have thought ineffable." --Elizabeth McCracken, The Wall Street Journal

"[An] exquisite memoir." --O, The Oprah Magazine

"Extraordinary." --Arianna Rebolini, Vulture

"Easy Beauty is bold, honest, and superbly well-written. Chloé Cooper Jones is ruthless in probing our weakest and darkest areas, and does so with grace, humor, and ultimately, with something one seldom finds: kindness and humanity." --André Aciman, author of Call Me By Your Name

"A spiky and inspiring book for any reader at odds with a superficial culture." --Los Angeles Times

"Part travelogue and part treatise... Philosophy, art, gender, sex, travel, motherhood, academia, humor--this book has it all." --New York Public Library

"Written with the curiosity of a scholar, the compassion of a mother, and the keen insight of a person who has lived on the margins of what is deemed acceptable, Easy Beauty is a rare, poignant gem of a memoir... Transcendent." --Bookreporter

"Jones resists sentimentality and is as unsparing on herself as she is on other people, yet she writes with such graciousness, too. A wonderful debut." --Buzzfeed

"Transcendent... In keeping the reader close as she navigates the world, Jones lets us in on the effort it takes to move through the world in a disabled body... This is all rendered in sentences, insights, and metaphors so precise and evocative that demonstrate her literary mastery." --Oprah Daily

"Soul-stretching, breathtaking... A profound, impressive, and wiser-than-wise contemplation of the way Jones is viewed by others, her own collusion in those views, and whether any of this can be shifted... A game-changing gift to readers." --Booklist (starred review)

"Jones' writing is thoughtful and deeply felt, and her stories will fascinate anyone who wants to look at the world in a new way." --Apple Books (Best of the Month)

"Perceptive, stylish, and darkly funny, Easy Beauty is an act of grace, and a reckoning. Chloé Cooper Jones is a remarkable writer--I would follow her mind anywhere." --Anna Wiener, author of Uncanny Valley

"I recommend Easy Beauty to anyone who has wanted beauty badly, even without knowing quite what it is, but who could never seem to access it. At least, I'm that sort of anyone, and I could feel and recognize parts of myself in every moment of this book. Chloé Cooper Jones' writing pierces right through and lets a light in." --Mitski