I Can't Complain

I Can't Complain

(all Too) Personal Essays

Book - 2013
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A winning collection of essays about home, love, cooking, politics, and the writing life from the acclaimed novelist.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013
ISBN: 9780547576206
Branch Call Number: 814.54 LIP NVD
Characteristics: xii, 161 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Nov 10, 2015

Despite a slow start, I ended up really enjoying the author's low key style and chosen subjects for these short essays. Based on this slim volume, I will try one of her novels next

Dec 06, 2014

I don't think I've enjoyed a book so much in a long time. Equal parts funny and touching, Elinor Lipman is a wonderful writer who has been below MY radar so far. No more - although from her short comments about her novels, they may be more "romance" than I can stomach, I'll try one. She has a find touch with wit - not too mean, just dry enough. Great book

Aug 18, 2013

Perfectly delightful, so light of touch that Lipman's skill and deft delivery of home truths seem effortless. Lipman writes of the weighty episodes of life: the death of her husband, her choice to have a child, the portrait of a much loved friend's daughter with two completely involved dads - biological and adoptive...and of lighter subjects: why, for instance, she salts so many of her stories with descriptions of food, and what to say to an author at a scantily attended reading. These are personal essays universal in their themes but exceptional for their vivid, humor-filled immediacy and recognizable humanity.

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