April 25, 2020

#BookReview: My Life as a Villainess: Essays by Laura Lippman






Synopsis: New York Times  bestselling author Laura Lippman, a journalist for many years, collects here her recent essays exploring motherhood as an older mom, her life as a reader, her relationships with her parents, friendship, and other topics that will resonate with a large audience.  Her voice is wry and relatable, her takes often surprising.



Meet the Woman Behind the Books…

In this collection of new and previously published essays, New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman offers her take on a woman's life across the decades. Her childhood and school years, her newspaper career, her experiences as a novelist—Lippman finds universal touchstones in an unusual life that has as many twists as her award-winning crime fiction.

Essays include:

·         Men Explain The Wire to Me

·         Game of Crones

·         My Life as a Villainess

·         My Father’s Bar

·         The 31st Stocking

These candid essays offer long-time readers insight into the experiences that helped Lippman become one of the most successful crime novelists of her generation.
 


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Rating: ★★★
My Review:  This was very quirky, funny, and serious.  I guess this author always writes crime fiction which I didn't know but it totally makes sense.  I liked how this one flowed from one thing to another and it was pretty interesting.  










"Candid and quirky, this book will have special appeal to fans of her crime fiction. A wryly observed collection from a reliably good writer." (Kirkus Reviews)

"She revels in confession and connection, surprise and provocation, and she performs all with panache, wisdom, wit, and courage. Lippman asserts: “I’m a tough old bird,” and readers will declare: and one helluva true-tale teller." (Booklist)

"The essays, some new, some previously published, are overall a delight...Fans of Lippman’s novels (The Lady in the Lake) and her Twitter followers will gobble up this short collection and beg for more nonfiction from this gifted storyteller." (Library Journal)









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