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My misspent youth, Meghan Daum

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My misspent youth
Title
My misspent youth
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Meghan Daum
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • An incisive essay collection that became a cult classic, from the author of Unspeakable.
  • Maybe you once found yourself in the dimming light of your twenties. And maybe someone handed you a copy of the book <i>My Misspent Youth</i> and maybe you thought, <i>Finally, someone has written exactly how I feel.</i> <i>New York Magazine</i></p> An empathetic reporter and a provocative autobiographer ... I finished it in a single afternoon, mesmerized and sputtering. <i>Caleb Crain, The Nation</i></p> Throughout this book, there are a surprising number of moments when your jaw just drops in amazement at what [Daum is] saying. Even when she's being funny, her writing has a clarity and intensity that just makes you feel awake. <i>Ira Glass</i></p> Meghan Daum is not an eccentric exhibitionist or a self-indulgent memoirist. Her world is suburban New Jersey girlhood, Vassar, publishing, and the disillusionment that results when the reality of one's life falls short of expectations. Daum approaches the first lesson of adulthood--that the prosaic will intrude on the fantastic every time--without ever dissolving into cynicism<b>.</b> <i>The New York Times Book Review</i></p> People I know still talk about Meghan Daum's 2001 debut essay collection, <i>My Misspent Youth</i>. Nobody writing about her generation was more incisive or entertaining than she. <i>Sigrid Nunez</i></p>"
Biographical or historical data
<b>MEGHAN DAUM</b> is a columnist for the <i>Los Angeles Times, </i> the author of <i>The Unspeakable</i>, <i>My Misspent Youth</i>, <i>Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived in That House, </i> <i>The Quality of Life Report, </i>and the editor of <i>Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed</i>. Her essays and reviews have appeared in <i>The New Yorker</i>, <i>Harper's</i>, <i>The New York Times Book Review</i>, <i>Vogue</i>, and other publications.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
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Daum, Meghan
Dewey number
973.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
essays
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  • Daum, Meghan.
  • Popular culture
  • Social & cultural history
  • History of the Americas
  • 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
  • Literary essays
  • History
  • Social & cultural history
  • History of the Americas
  • Literary essays
  • United States
  • United States
Summary expansion
Meghan Daum is one of the most celebrated nonfiction writers of her generation, widely recognised for her fresh, provocative approach with which she unearths the hidden fault lines in the American landscape. From her well-remembered New Yorker essays about the financial demands of big city ambition and the ethereal, strangely old fashioned allure of cyber relationships to her dazzlingly hilarious riff in Harper's about musical passions that give way to middle brow paraphernalia, Daum delves into the center of things while closely examining the detritus that spills out along the way. With precision and well balanced irony, Daum implicates herself as readily as she does the targets that fascinate and horrify her
Label
My misspent youth, Meghan Daum
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Publication
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Paperback
Control code
9781250067654
Dimensions
21x14x1 cm.
Extent
192 p.
Isbn
9781250067654
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
My misspent youth, Meghan Daum
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9781250067654
Dimensions
21x14x1 cm.
Extent
192 p.
Isbn
9781250067654
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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