In Praise of Messy Lives: Essays

In Praise of Messy Lives: Essays

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This powerful collection of essays ranges from pop culture to politics, from Hillary Clinton to Susan Sontag, from Facebook to Mad Men, from Joan Didion to David Foster Wallace to—most strikingly—the author’s own life. For fans of the essays of John Jeremiah Sullivan and Jonathan Lethem.

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Editorial reviews (2 reviews)


Roiphe’s writing, with its catchy style and vigorously expressed opinions, is entertaining, but her analytical skills are nothing like as profound as that proudly brandished doctorate in literature might lead one to hope.

"In Praise of Messy Lives" is bound to rattle some readers, and that's part of its appeal and its strength.

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Book Details  


Publisher: The Dial Press (September 04, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 240 pages

File size: 1.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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A selection of essays, both personal and wide-ranging, erudite and enthralling, about subjects as diverse as pop culture, lisps, and 1960s American...


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