Mrs. Nixon by Ann Beattie audiobook

Mrs. Nixon: A Novelist Imagines a Life

By Ann Beattie
Read by Ann Beattie

Dreamscape 9781439168714
7.53 Hours Unabridged
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PatNixon remains one of our most mysterious and intriguing public figures, theonly modern First Lady who never wrote a memoir. Beattie, like many of hergeneration, dismissed Richard Nixon’s wife: “interchangeable with a Martian,”she said. Decades later, she wonders what it must have been like to be marriedto such a spectacularly ambitious and catastrophically self-destructive man. Drawingon a wealth of sources from Life magazine to accounts by Nixon’sdaughter and his doctor to The Haldeman Diaries and Jonathan Schell’s TheTime of Illusion, Beattie reconstructs dozens of scenes in an attempt tosee the world from Mrs. Nixon’s point of view. Like Stephen King’s OnWriting, this fascinating and intimate account offers readers a rareglimpse into the imagination of a writer.

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Summary

Summary

PatNixon remains one of our most mysterious and intriguing public figures, theonly modern First Lady who never wrote a memoir. Beattie, like many of hergeneration, dismissed Richard Nixon’s wife: “interchangeable with a Martian,”she said. Decades later, she wonders what it must have been like to be marriedto such a spectacularly ambitious and catastrophically self-destructive man.

Drawingon a wealth of sources from Life magazine to accounts by Nixon’sdaughter and his doctor to The Haldeman Diaries and Jonathan Schell’s TheTime of Illusion, Beattie reconstructs dozens of scenes in an attempt tosee the world from Mrs. Nixon’s point of view. Like Stephen King’s OnWriting, this fascinating and intimate account offers readers a rareglimpse into the imagination of a writer.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Beattie writes insightfully and with contagious excitement of the artistic process and offers remarkable analysis of the world’s literary greats…Her respect for them is a beautiful thing to behold.” Chicago Sun-Times
“Irresistible.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Strikingly original…Both timely and unique: a postmodern take on Nixon’s life that blurs fact and fiction.” Entertainment Weekly
“Beattie gives us tantalizing glimpses of Mrs. Nixon, and a fully realized account of fiction, fiction writing, and the fiction writer.” Boston Globe

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Author Bio: Ann Beattie

Author Bio: Ann Beattie

Ann Beattie has been included in four O. Henry Award Collections and in John Updike’s The Best American Short Stories of the Century. In 2000, she received the PEN/Malamud Award for achievement in the short story form. In 2005, she received the Rea Award for the Short Story. She and her husband live in Key West, Florida, and Charlottesville, Virginia, where she is Edgar Allan Poe professor of literature and creative writing at the University of Virginia.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 7.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English