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In nine captivating stories, the author of Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? probes the pleasures and pains of modern relationships, offering poignant yet wickedly funny advice on "How to Be an Other Woman", "How to Talk to Your Mother (Notes)", and for surviving other modern crises of loss and love.

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"A wry, crackly voice....Fine, funny, and very moving pictures of contemporary life [from] a writer of enormous talent." The New York Times

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"Astonishing....Moore is so good at trapping each moment in perfect, precise detail, so masterful at cynicism and wryness that her moments of poignancy and sweetness catch us completely off guard." San Francisco Chronicle

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"Sharp, flicking, on-target...the work of a sorcerer' s apprentice. Moore casts a cruel, mischievous spell." Vanity Fair

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"Brisk, ironic...scalpel-sharp....A funny, cohesive, and moving collection of stories." The New York Times Book Review

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"Trenchant, funny tales....Moore is much more than another chronicler of the chronically out-of-sync relations between American men and women. She writes with urgency and pace." People

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In these tales of loss and pleasure, lovers and family, a woman learns to conduct an affair, a child of divorce dances with her mother, and a woman with a terminal illness contemplates her exit. Filled with the sharp humor, emotional acuity, and joyful language Moore has become famous for, these nine glittering tales marked the introduction of an extravagantly gifted writer.

About the Author

Lorrie More is the author of the story collections Birds of America and Self-Help, and the novels Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? and Anagrams. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Best American Short Stories, and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. She is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

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DebZ, May 8, 2011 (view all comments by DebZ)
I love that Lorrie Moore gets paid to write in the style that she does. I cannot tell you what that style is. I only know that it appeals to me. And, as we know, nothing makes better fiction than the truth, especially the truth that we tell ourselves all these little lies, and we continue to act out these lies even while knowing we are not doing anyone, especially ourselves, any good by living falsely. This is the best Self-Help book I've read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307277299
Author:
Moore, Lorrie
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.5 in 0.375 lb

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Product details 176 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780307277299 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A wry, crackly voice....Fine, funny, and very moving pictures of contemporary life [from] a writer of enormous talent."
"Review" by , "Astonishing....Moore is so good at trapping each moment in perfect, precise detail, so masterful at cynicism and wryness that her moments of poignancy and sweetness catch us completely off guard."
"Review" by , "Sharp, flicking, on-target...the work of a sorcerer' s apprentice. Moore casts a cruel, mischievous spell."
"Review" by , "Brisk, ironic...scalpel-sharp....A funny, cohesive, and moving collection of stories."
"Review" by , "Trenchant, funny tales....Moore is much more than another chronicler of the chronically out-of-sync relations between American men and women. She writes with urgency and pace."
"Synopsis" by , In these tales of loss and pleasure, lovers and family, a woman learns to conduct an affair, a child of divorce dances with her mother, and a woman with a terminal illness contemplates her exit. Filled with the sharp humor, emotional acuity, and joyful language Moore has become famous for, these nine glittering tales marked the introduction of an extravagantly gifted writer.
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