I Can't Complain: (All Too) Personal Essays (Hardcover)

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From thebelovedand acclaimed novelist, a collection ofwitty, moving essays.In her two decades of writing, Elinor Lipman has populated her fictional universe with characters so utterly real that we feel like they re old friends. Now she shares an even more intimate world with us her own in essays that offer a candid, charming take on modern life. Looking back and forging ahead, she considers the subjects that matter most: childhood and condiments, long marriage and solo living, career and politics.
Here you ll find the lighthearted: a celebration of four decades of "All My Children," a reflection on being Jewish in heavily Irish-Catholic Lowell on St. Patrick's Day, a hilariously unflinching account of her tiptoe into online dating. But she also tackles the serious and profound in eloquent stories of unexpected widowhood and caring for elderly parents that use her struggles to illuminate ours. Whether for Lipman's longtime readers or those who love the essays of Nora Ephron or Anna Quindlen, "I Can't Complain" is a diverting delight.

About the Author

ELINORLIPMAN is the author of ten novels, including "The View from PenthouseB "and "The Inn at Lake Devine; "one essay collection, "I Can t Complain"; and "Tweet Land of Liberty: Irreverent Rhymes from the Political Circus. "She lives in Massachusetts and New York City.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780547576206
ISBN-10: 054757620X
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Publication Date: April 17th, 2013
Pages: 161
Language: English