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Reflections

Eager reader of history, mystery, classics, biographies, steampunk, lit fic, science, scifi, and etc. My reviews are mostly positive--I rarely finish or write about books I don't enjoy. My TBR is too high for that.

I Can't Complain: (All Too) Personal Essays

I Can't Complain: (All Too) Personal Essays - Elinor Lipman I’ve always loved Elinor Lipman’s fiction in part because her characters are such a joy to spend time with so it’s no surprise that in this book of essays the author herself is wonderful company. The topics she covers in her witty, wise, entertaining way include her childhood as a Jewish girl in an Irish neighborhood, her long marriage and recent widowhood, her attempts at internet dating (which will be particularly interesting to people who’ve read her most recent novel The View from Penthouse B), and her writing process (no outlines!). If you’ve enjoyed Elinor Lipman’s novels or her irreverent pre-election rhymes on Twitter this collection of essays should delight.