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This Is the Story of A Happy Marriage

Patchett, Ann

(eBook - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
This Is the Story of A Happy Marriage
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Ann Patchett, author of State of Wonder, Run, and Bel Canto, examines her deepest commitments--to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband--creating a resonant portrait of her life.
Publisher: New York :, HarperCollins,, 2013.
ISBN: 0062236695
9780062236692
Characteristics: 1 online resource (pages)

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Sep 07, 2014
  • CPL_Laura rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

There ought be a better word than essay for essays this engaging, the best of which rival Patchett's finest fiction. I loved the piece on how she came to own her dog, in which she cops to bad behavior. And The Getaway Car, in which she (gently) mocks a class of undergrads that pretentiously whines about writers' block, should be required reading for aspiring writers. The lovely title piece recounts the circuitous route to her present marriage (including a brief affair with a writer named David, who sounds suspiciously like David Foster Wallace).

May 12, 2014
  • LPL_PolliK rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Gorgeous to read, funny and touching. Short stories about writing and books and love and friendship and pets. Beautiful and well-paced.

"I'm never lonely when I'm around books. It's the world of endless possibility and opportunity to be in that building full of books."

http://www.npr.org/2014/01/23/265228054/patchett-in-bad-relationships-there-comes-a-day-when-you-gotta-go

To provide her with an income to support her fiction writing, Ann Patchett wrote many articles over the years for a wide variety of publications--Vogue, The New York Times, The Bark-- on a number of subjects: her beautiful dog Rose; the start-up of her book store; how to write; how to have a happy marriage; and many other topics. She is smart, funny, opinionated, candid, and a wonderful writer. Patchett makes great company, and this reads like a conversation with a like-minded friend. Highly recommended with a glass of wine or a cup of tea, and a cozy spot to curl up.

Dec 27, 2013
  • DellaV rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a collection of essays by the author, previously published elsewhere. Most of the stories are not all that interesting; however, they are well-written. I gave this book many stars based solely on the story of her marriage, for it's raw honesty and beauty.

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Dec 27, 2013
  • DellaV rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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The author starts off with a powerful statement about how this collection and her ventures into bookselling changed her outlook on the project. Fascinating!

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