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Bukowski in a sundress : confessions from a writing life / Kim Addonizio.

Addonizio, Kim, 1954- author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood 818.5403 ADD (Text) 36626103758777 New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville 818.5403 ADD (Text) 78551000527031 Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780143128465 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 0143128469 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 205 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, c2016.

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Summary, etc.: "A dazzling, edgy, laugh-out-loud memoir from the award-winning poet and novelist that reflects on writing, drinking, dating, and more, Kim Addonizio is used to being exposed. As a writer of provocative poems and stories, she has encountered success along with snark: one critic dismissed her as "Charles Bukowski in a sundress." ("Why not Walt Whitman in a sparkly tutu?" she muses.) Now, in this utterly original memoir in essays, she opens up to chronicle the joys and indignities in the life of a writer wandering through middle age. Addonizio vividly captures moments of inspiration at the writing desk (or bed) and adventures on the road--from a champagne-and-vodka-fueled one-night stand at a writing conference to sparsely attended readings at remote Midwestern colleges. Her crackling, unfiltered wit brings colorful life to pieces like "What Writers Do All Day," "How to Fall for a Younger Man," and "Necrophilia" (that is, sexual attraction to men who are dead inside). And she turns a tender yet still comic eye to her family: her father, who sparked her love of poetry; her mother, a former tennis champion who struggled through Parkinson's at the end of her life; and her daughter, who at a young age chanced upon some erotica she had written for Penthouse. At once intimate and outrageous, Addonizio's memoir radiates all the wit and heartbreak and ever-sexy grittiness that her fans have come to love--and that new readers will not soon forget"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Addonizio, Kim, 1954-
Women authors, American > 20th century > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies

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