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Love and trouble : a midlife reckoning / Claire Dederer.

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  • 3 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 306.874 DED (Text) 36626103862009 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 12/06/2017
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library B DEDERER, CLAIRE (Text) 37500004427239 New Items Checked out 12/03/2017
Morgan Co PL - Waverly Branch 306.8743 DED (Text) 78551000531367 Non-Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 921 Dederer (Text) 31208912512276 non-fiction Checked out 12/12/2017
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) 921 DED (Text) 30032010701198 NEW ADULT Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch B DEDERER, CLAIRE DEDERER (Text) 33946003225682 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781101946503
  • ISBN: 1101946504
  • Physical Description: 237 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: You, now -- A geography of crying -- How to have sex with your husband of fifteen years -- A kiss may ruin a human life -- Pomegranates -- The, you know, encroaching darkness -- Dear Roman Polanski -- The love square: a cautionary tale -- Josephine in Laurelhurst -- Scratch a punk, find a hippie -- Recidivist slutty tendencies in the pre-AIDS-era adolescent female: a case study -- Jump cuts -- A is for acid: an Oberlin abecedarium -- Repulsion! -- Syllabus -- How to be in Seattle in the '90s -- Dante and Virgil in L.A. -- Three kisses, in the passive voice -- Don't tell anyone -- Uchronia -- On victimhood -- Dear Roman Polanski, part deux -- Consolations and desolations.
Summary, etc.: "From the New York Times best-selling author of Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses, a ferocious, sexy, hilarious memoir about going off the rails at midlife and trying to reconcile the girl she was with the woman she has become. Claire Dederer is a happily married mother of two, ages nine and twelve, when she suddenly finds herself totally despondent and, simultaneously, suffering through a kind of erotic reawakening. This exuberant memoir shifts between her present experience as a middle-aged mom in the grip of mysterious new hungers and herself as a teenager--when she last experienced life with such heightened sensitivity and longing. From her hilarious chapter titles ("How to Have Sex with Your Husband of Seventeen Years") to her subjects--from the boyfriend she dumped at fourteen the moment she learned how to give herself an orgasm, to the girls who ruled her elite private school ("when I left Oberlin I thought I had done with them forever, but it turned out...they also edited all the newspapers and magazines, and wrote all the books"), to raising a teenage daughter herself--Dederer writes with an electrifying blend of wry wit and raw honesty. She exposes herself utterly, and in doing so captures something universal about the experience of being a woman, a daughter, a wife"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Dederer, Claire, 1967-
Motherhood.
Middle-aged persons > United States > Biography.
Midlife crisis.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Marriage.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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