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Levy, Ariel, author.,
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First edition.

"A gorgeous, darkly humorous memoir for readers of Cheryl Strayed about a woman overcoming dramatic loss and finding reinvention, as well as a portrait of a generation used to assuming they're entitled to everything--based on this award-winning writer's New Yorker article 'Thanksgiving in Mongolia'"--
"In 2012, at age 38, when she left on a reporting trip to Mongolia, Ariel Levy thought she had figured it out: she was married, pregnant, successful on her own terms, financially secure. A month later, none of that was true. 'People have been telling me since I was a little girl that I was too fervent, too forceful, too much. I thought I had harnessed the power of my own strength and greed and love to a life that could contain it. But it has exploded.' In gorgeous, moving, humorous, sharp, and unforgettable prose, with pointillist portraits of a girl and then a young woman coming of age, Levy describes her own ill-fated assumptions: thinking that anything is possible, that the old rules do not apply; that marriage doesn't have to mean monogamy; that gender and sexuality are fluid; that aging doesn't have to mean infertility. This is a searing story, written with humor, brilliance, and insight, that is at once personal and universal--a story about realizing that life is so often beyond our control, and how we forge ahead despite that. In telling her own story, Levy has captured a portrait of our time, of the shifting forces in values, women and gender in American culture, of what has changed and what has remained"--

Available copies

  • 3 of 4 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

1 current hold with 4 total copies.
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Lima Public Library BIO LEV (Text)
Adult Biography
32139000986024
Reshelving
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Livonia Public Library BIO LEVY (Text)
Adult Biographies
52140300513000
Reshelving
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Phelps Library Bio Lev (Text)
Adult Biography
52143100393565
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Victor Farmington Library BIO LEV (Text)
Adult New Materials
52128300785702
Checked out
09/30/2017

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