Some True Stories From A Life

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A stunning new way to celebrate the small moments that make up a life. In flashes of vivid prose -- sometimes in pieces only one page long -- Abigail Thomas breaks up the notion of what is "memoir" to tell us some true stories from her life: about love and upheaval, mistakes and loyalties, adventures and domesticities; marriage and motherhood at a very young age; a second husband who becomes both an ex and a dear friend in need; a smart-mouthed sister who helps her get through hard times; the many shades of feminine power and female rage; the changing face of desire. Safekeepingis a book in which white space speaks as eloquently as what is revealed. Openhearted and effortlessly funny, these brilliantly selected glimpses of the arc of a life are, in the age of too much confession, a welcome breath of fresh air.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375408076
Characteristics: 181 p. ; 21 cm


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Sep 05, 2017

I loved Abigail Thomas' Three Dog Life and only discovered recently that she had written additional memoir. Enjoyable and affectionate snippets from a life of love and loss.


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