Overview:Life As We Know It: A Collection of Personal Essays from Salon.com - "...these essays are jewels of the unexpected, and in introducing them, I don't want to steal any of their surprise. Suffice it to say that family life...is alive and well, but it is not like anything you ever read about before in your life." -- Jane Smiley, from the forewordThe nuclear family peaked in 1960 with 45 percent of the American population. Many decades later, the tidy ensemble is rare. Relationships, baby making, sex, dating, divorce -- they aren't what they used to be. But the mainstream media keeps the reality of American life a secret, only leaking the occasional tidbit to remind us that those in "unconventional" configurations are a sad anomaly to be pitied or ignored.Life As We Know It offers proof in its most engaging form -- the personal essay -- that the big guys have got it wrong. This collection of blunt, lyrical, and often very funny work from award-winning Salon.com tells the true stories about how we live -- of hustling fertility drugs, losing a child, hating dad, and coming to terms with a parent who was the voice of "Frosty the Snowman" on TV. First-time writers and critically acclaimed authors like Amy Bloom, Kathryn Harrison, Susan Straight, and Benjamin Cheever, plumb the familiar to deliver portraits of moments, seasons, and eras that we recognize or long to understand.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603726349-9780743476867. It was written by the following authors: 1st World Library, Louisa May Alcott, 1stworld Library, Jennifer Foote Sweeney. Book Life As We Know It: A Collection of Personal Essays from Salon.com, which can be read online, published by the company: Simon & Schuster, 1st World Library - Literary Society. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Drama, Poetry, Education, Politics, Criticism, Society. The book was published on 2003-10-21 00:00:00. It has 336 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 261 g. File for download Life As We Know It: A Collection of Personal Essays from Salon.com has PDF format and is called life-as-we-know-it-a-collection-of-personal-essays-from-salon.com.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.

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