Learning to Drive: And Other Life Stories

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Price
$14.00  $13.02
Publisher
Random House Group
Publish Date
Pages
224
Dimensions
4.98 X 8.27 X 0.58 inches | 0.44 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780812973549

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About the Author
Katha Pollitt is the author of the essay collections Learning to Drive, Virginity or Death!, Subject to Debate, and Reasonable Creatures and is a poet, essayist, and columnist for The Nation. She has won many prizes and awards for her work, including the National Book Critics Circle Award for her first collection of poems, Antarctic Traveller, and two National Magazine Awards for essays and criticism. She lives in New York City.
Reviews
"The kind of book you want to look up from at points so you can read aloud certain passages to a friend or lover."--Chicago Tribune

"A powerful personal narrative . . . full of insight and charm . . . [Katha] Pollitt is her own Jane Austen character . . . haughty and modest, moral and irresponsible, sensible and, happily for us, lost in sensibility."--The New York Review of Books

"With . . . bracing self-honesty, Pollitt takes us through the maddening swirl of contradictions at the heart of being fifty-something: the sense of slowing down, of urgency, of wisdom, of ignorance, of strength, of helplessness, of breakdown, of renewal."--The Seattle Times

"Essays of breathtaking candor and razor-sharp humor . . . [Pollitt] has outdone herself. . . . [Her] observations are acute and her confessions tonic. Forget face-lifts; Pollitt's essays elevate the spirit."--Booklist (starred review)

"Candid, confessional prose . . . But even at her most intimate, [Pollitt] manages to infuse her tales of dissatisfaction and heartbreak with levity and humor."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Pitch perfect . . . painfully hilarious to read."--The Boston Globe