I Can’t Complain by Elinor Lipman audiobook

I Can’t Complain: (All Too) Personal Essays

By Elinor Lipman
Read by Elinor Lipman

Dreamscape 9780547576206
3.84 Hours Unabridged
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In two decades of writing, Elinor Lipman has populated herfictional universe with characters so utterly real that we feel like they’reold friends. Now she shares an even more intimate world with us, her own, inessays that offer a candid, charming take on modern life. Looking back andforging ahead, she considers the subjects that matter most: childhood andcondiments, long marriage and solo living, career and politics. Here you’ll find the lighthearted: a celebration of fourdecades of All My Children, a reflection on being Jewish in heavilyIrish-Catholic Lowell on St. Patrick’s Day, a hilariously unflinching accountof her tiptoe into online dating. But she also tackles the serious and profoundin eloquent stories of unexpected widowhood and caring for elderly parents thatuse her struggles to illuminate ours. Whether for Lipman’s longtime readers orthose who love the essays of Nora Ephron or Anna Quindlen, I Can’t Complainis a diverting delight.

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Summary

Summary

In two decades of writing, Elinor Lipman has populated herfictional universe with characters so utterly real that we feel like they’reold friends. Now she shares an even more intimate world with us, her own, inessays that offer a candid, charming take on modern life. Looking back andforging ahead, she considers the subjects that matter most: childhood andcondiments, long marriage and solo living, career and politics.

Here you’ll find the lighthearted: a celebration of fourdecades of All My Children, a reflection on being Jewish in heavilyIrish-Catholic Lowell on St. Patrick’s Day, a hilariously unflinching accountof her tiptoe into online dating. But she also tackles the serious and profoundin eloquent stories of unexpected widowhood and caring for elderly parents thatuse her struggles to illuminate ours. Whether for Lipman’s longtime readers orthose who love the essays of Nora Ephron or Anna Quindlen, I Can’t Complainis a diverting delight.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A feast of bite-sized morsels of humor and wisdom.” Kirkus Reviews
“Whether or not one is a Lipman fan before reading this collection, he or she most certainly will be by the time the final page is turned.” Publishers Weekly
“Reading Elinor Lipman is like sitting down over coffee with your favorite friend. Reliably smart and witty, but never nasty. Her good nature twinkles on virtually every page.” Washington Post

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Author Bio: Elinor Lipman

Author Bio: Elinor Lipman

Elinor Lipman is the author of a number of critically acclaimed novels, including The Inn at Lake Devine and My Latest Grievance, winner of the Paterson Fiction Prize. In 2001 she won the New England Book Award for Fiction. The film Then She Found Me, directed by and starring Helen Hunt, is based on her first novel.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 3.84
Audience: Adult
Language: English