Private Means

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Grove Press
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5.4 X 8.3 X 1.0 inches | 0.65 pounds
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About the Author
Cree LeFavour is the author of several cookbooks, including the James Beard Award nominated Fish. She has a B.A. from Middlebury College and a Ph.D. in American Studies from NYU. She lives in New York City.
Advance Praise for Private Means

"Private Means is a lacerating, laser-eyed look at love in its countless manifestations. If I tell you it's a story of devotion, betrayal, rage, desire, redemption, and the search for a lost dog, that's only a partial account of the infinitely complex, exquisitely painful surgery Cree LeFavour performs on the human desire to love and be loved." -Michael Cunningham

"This feels like an Ian McEwan novel. Served on a bed of Cheever. I can't offer higher praise than that. But written by a woman...Which is even better."--Elizabeth Gilbert

Praise for Lights On, Rats Out

"A riveting account of a "particular kind of crazy"... This is a courageous and unsettling memoir, infused with humor as well as pain, and marked throughout by a survivor's wry insight."--Daphne Merkin, New York Times Book Review

"Shockingly intimate."--People Magazine

"This gritty account of a woman's struggle with self-abuse describes nearly gothic suffering. It is also a love story about a dedicated and gifted analyst and his difficult but equally gifted patient. Courageous and unsettling, LeFavour's memoir is infused with humor and wry insight as well as pain."--New York Times

"Eloquent, irreverent, graphically precise."--Vulture

"Cree LeFavour uses the force of her blisteringly stark, mesmerizingly self-aware prose to not only unearth her own demons, but also equip the reader with the language to articulate our own as well."--Harper's