Telling

ISBN-10: 0679755225

ISBN-13: 9780679755227

Edition: N/A

Authors: Marion Winik
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Description: Combining the insight of Anna Quindlen and the comic storytelling of Garrison Keillor with her own singularly outrageous humor, Marion Winik has captivated thousands of listeners on NPR's All Things Considered. Now, in Telling, she takes us on a journey both personal and universal, a tour of the minefield of chance and circumstance that make up a life. Along the way, she offers razor-sharp takes on everything from adolescence in suburban New Jersey ("Yes, I wanted to be a wild teenage rebel, but I wanted to do it with my parents' blessing") to hellish houseguests and bad-news boyfriends; from the joys of breastfeeding in public to the sometimes-salvation of motherhood. Candid, passionate, and breathtakingly funny, Marion Winik maintains an unshaken belief that following one's heart is more important than following the rules -- and a conviction that the secrets we try to hide often contain the deepest truths. "A born iconoclast, an aspiring artiste, a feminist vegetarian prodigal daughter, from early youth I considered myself destined to lead a startling life far outside the bounds of convention. I would be famous, dangerous, brilliant and relentlessly cool: a sort of cross between Emma Goldman, Jack Kerouac, and Georgia O'Keeffe.... So where did this station wagon come from?" -- from Telling From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/14/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Marion Winik is the author of five previous books, including "Telling", "First Comes Love", & "The Lunch-Box Chronicles". She has been a commentator on National Public Radio since 1991, & her essays have appeared in such magazines as "Redbook", "Harper's Bazaar", & "Parenting". She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband & children.

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