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Self-Help By Lorrie Moore

Self-Help
by Lorrie Moore

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A collection of nine ironic, bitter-sweet stories which constitute an idiosyncratic guide to female existence: "How to be an Other Woman", "How to Talk to your Mother (Notes)", "How to Become a Writer", and "The Kid's Guide to Divorce".
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Self-Help Summary


Self-Help by Lorrie Moore

The publication of "Self-Help" introduced readers to Lorrie Moore's refined blend of humor and insight, and made her one of the best-loved writers of her generation. These stories, told in a voice that is at once witty, melancholy, and bravely honest, paint a tableau of lovers and family, of loss and pleasure, desire and memory. From the young secretary who by day hopes someone will notice her Phi Beta Kappa key and by night makes love to a married man she met at a Florsheim shoe store, to the shattering of a marriage by the shores of a tranquil lake, "Self-Help" is a unique, enduring work of short fiction.

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Self-Help Reviews


"A wry, crackly voice. . . . Fine, funny, and very moving pictures of contemporary life from a writer of enormous talent."
--"The New York Times"
"Brisk, ironic . . . scalpel-sharp. . . . A funny, cohesive, and moving collection of stories." --"The New York Times Book Review"
"Astonishing. . . . Moore is so good at trapping each moment in perfect, precise detail, so masterful at cynicism and wryness that her moments of poignancy and sweetness catch us completely off guard." --"San Francisco Chronicle"
"Sharp, flicking, on-target . . . the work of a sorcerer's apprentice. Moore casts a cruel, mischievous spell." --"Vanity Fair"
"Trenchant, funny tales. . . . Moore is much more than another chronicler of the chronically out-of-sync relations between American men and women. She writes with urgency and pace." --"People"
" A wry, crackly voice. . . . Fine, funny, and very moving pictures of contemporary life [from] a writer of enormous talent."
-- "The New York Times"
" Brisk, ironic . . . scalpel-sharp. . . . A funny, cohesive, and moving collection of stories." -- "The New York Times Book Review"
" Astonishing. . . . Moore is so good at trapping each moment in perfect, precise detail, so masterful at cynicism and wryness that her moments of poignancy and sweetness catch us completely off guard." -- "San Francisco Chronicle"
" Sharp, flicking, on-target . . . the work of a sorcerer' s apprentice. Moore casts a cruel, mischievous spell." -- "Vanity Fair"
" Trenchant, funny tales. . . . Moore is much more than another chronicler of the chronically out-of-sync relations between American men and women. She writes with urgency and pace." -- "People"

About Lorrie Moore


Lorrie Moore was born in 1957 in Glens Falls, New York, and attended St Lawrence University and Cornell University. Her work has appeared frequently in the New Yorker and Best American Short Stories. She currently teaches English at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She is the author of three collections of short stories - Self-Help, Like Life and Birds of America - and the novels Anagrams and Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? She is also editor of The Faber Book of Contemporary Stories About Childhood.

Additional information

GOR001415964
Self-Help by Lorrie Moore
Lorrie Moore
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
1996-12-20
176
0571145345
9780571145348
N/A
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