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Author Dederer, Claire, 1967- author.

Title Love and trouble : a midlife reckoning / Claire Dederer.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Dederer,C DED    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 237 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Contents You, now -- A geography of crying -- How to have sex with your husband of fifteen years -- A kiss may ruin a human life -- Pomegranates -- The, you know, encroaching darkness -- Dear Roman Polanski -- The love square: a cautionary tale -- Josephine in Laurelhurst -- Scratch a punk, find a hippie -- Recidivist slutty tendencies in the pre-AIDS-era adolescent female: a case study -- Jump cuts -- A is for acid: an Oberlin abecedarium -- Repulsion! -- Syllabus -- How to be in Seattle in the '90s -- Dante and Virgil in L.A. -- Three kisses, in the passive voice -- Don't tell anyone -- Uchronia -- On victimhood -- Dear Roman Polanski, part deux -- Consolations and desolations.
Summary "Claire Dederer is a happily married mother of two, ages nine and twelve, when she suddenly finds herself totally despondent and, simultaneously, suffering through a kind of erotic reawakening. This exuberant memoir shifts between her present experience as a middle-aged mom in the grip of mysterious new hungers and herself as a teenager--when she last experienced life with such heightened sensitivity and longing. From her hilarious chapter titles ("How to Have Sex with Your Husband of Seventeen Years") to her subjects--from the boyfriend she dumped at fourteen the moment she learned how to give herself an orgasm, to the girls who ruled her elite private school ("when I left Oberlin I thought I had done with them forever, but it turned out ... they also edited all the newspapers and magazines, and wrote all the books"), to raising a teenage daughter herself--Dederer writes with an electrifying blend of wry wit and raw honesty. She exposes herself utterly, and in doing so captures something universal about the experience of being a woman, a daughter, a wife"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Dederer, Claire, 1967-
Middle-aged persons -- United States -- Biography.
Midlife crisis.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Other Form: Online version: Dederer, Claire, 1967- Love and trouble. First edition. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017 9781101946510 (DLC) 2016058169
ISBN 9781101946503 hardcover
1101946504 hardcover

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