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The Odd Woman and the City: A Memoir Hardcover – 19 May 2015

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (19 May 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780374298609
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374298609
  • ASIN: 0374298602
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 2.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 990,638 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for Vivian Gornick
"One of the most vital and indispensable essayists of our cultural moment." --Phillip Lopate
"Vivian Gornick's prose is so penetrating that reading it can be almost painful." --Susie Linfield, "Los Angeles Times"
"Reading [Gornick] is a thrilling, invigorating, challenging experience." --Barbara Fisher, "The" "Boston Sunday Globe"

Praise for Vivian Gornick

"[F]unny and elegiac and truth-dealing. . . . It's a slim book with big echoes. . . . What puts "The Odd Woman and the City" across, however, is how deeply Ms. Gornick gets into the fat of feeling. She is as good a writer about friendship as we have."--Dwight Garner "The New York Times "

"[An] elusive and stirring memoir"--David Ulin "Los Angeles Times "

"Gornick's most ambitious attempt yet at the nonromance plot . . . richly felt."--Laura Marsh "The New Republic "

"In an age of often pointless confessional writing, Gornick remains a master of purposeful personal narrative."--Isabella Biedenharn "Entertainment Weekly "

Reading [Gornick] is a thrilling, invigorating, challenging experience.--Barbara Fisher "The Boston Sunday Globe "

"Gornick explores the ebb and flow of relationships with a blunt yet emotionally deft hand."--Jenn Fields "The Denver Post "

[F]unny and elegiac and truth-dealing. . . . It's a slim book with big echoes. . . . What puts "The Odd Woman and the City" across, however, is how deeply Ms. Gornick gets into the fat of feeling. She is as good a writer about friendship as we have.--Dwight Garner "The New York Times "

[An] elusive and stirring memoir--David Ulin "Los Angeles Times "

About the Author

Vivian Gornick is the bestselling author of the acclaimed memoir Fierce Attachments, a biography of Emma Goldman, and three essay collections: The Men in My Life, Approaching Eye Level, and The End of the Novel of Love, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.


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5.0 out of 5 starsMarvelous (sort of) memoir
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4.0 out of 5 starsShe feels that New York City is the perfect place for quick encounters
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