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When Lynn Darling met Lee Lescaze at the Washington Post, they could not have been more different. He was older, married, more "establishment," a celebrated foreign correspondent and editor. She, who entered Harvard at age sixteen, was a brilliant wild child of the sixties. She lived life in the present tense, where every affair was an adventure. Then Darling fell in love and everything changed.

This is a story of the many lessons love can teach us, of a marriage turned upside down and inside out, and all the tenderness, thrills, comfort, and yes, even disappointment, that comes with the territory. Lynn Darling thought she knew the narrative of her own life, until it really began with her "one true north," and now, ten years after his death, her story is still unfolding.

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"Necessary Sins lays out the details of an adulterous affair that becomes the author's defining moment. In this compelling story of trespass and redemption, Darling holds nothing back. We stand beside her as she recounts the great passions, the bittersweet compromises, and the everyday accretion of love." Alison Smith, author of Name All the Animals

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"An honest and powerful story, Lynn Darling writes about the politics of love, and of the newsroom, in a beautifully told tale of affairs of the heart, the intricacies of marriage, and the complexity of life in all its glorious imperfectness. Necessary Sins is a deeply moving testament to the mercurial nature of fate, romance, and ultimately, the human spirit." Carole Radziwill, author of What Remains

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"Anyone who is married will laugh with Darling as she describes the disappointment she felt when her new hubby gave her towels for Valentine's Day, and underline her many insights into the 'cycles [of] domestic life.' Unsettling and absorbing." Kirkus Reviews

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"Deftly and poignantly written....Darling opens an achingly honest window onto her life." Booklist

About the Author

Lynn Darling's work has appeared in The Washington Post, Esquire, Harper's Bazaar, The Traveller, and Elle among others. She lives with her daughter in New York City.

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adamtroy, April 5, 2009 (view all comments by adamtroy)
This author may have eventually loved deeply but she also was trying to justify in her mind and in the eye of the world her "sins". I'm sure Lee's first wife loved just as deeply and would have been there for him at the end too. Affairs hurt deep and forever the innocent parties. Her sins weren't necessary. What a load of crap! This book is written is for all of those that have committed "necessary sins".
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ISBN:
9780385336062
Subtitle:
A Memoir
Author:
Darling, Lynn
Publisher:
The Dial Press
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Journalists -- United States.
Subject:
Darling, Lynn
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070327
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.48x5.82x.85 in. .83 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Dial Press - English 9780385336062 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Necessary Sins lays out the details of an adulterous affair that becomes the author's defining moment. In this compelling story of trespass and redemption, Darling holds nothing back. We stand beside her as she recounts the great passions, the bittersweet compromises, and the everyday accretion of love."
"Review" by , "An honest and powerful story, Lynn Darling writes about the politics of love, and of the newsroom, in a beautifully told tale of affairs of the heart, the intricacies of marriage, and the complexity of life in all its glorious imperfectness. Necessary Sins is a deeply moving testament to the mercurial nature of fate, romance, and ultimately, the human spirit."
"Review" by , "Anyone who is married will laugh with Darling as she describes the disappointment she felt when her new hubby gave her towels for Valentine's Day, and underline her many insights into the 'cycles [of] domestic life.' Unsettling and absorbing."
"Review" by , "Deftly and poignantly written....Darling opens an achingly honest window onto her life."
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