Self-Help Review

  • Brisk, ironic … scalpel-sharp…. A funny, cohesive, and moving collection of stories. —The New York Times Book Review
  • In these tales of loss and pleasure, lovers and family, a woman learns to conduct an affair, a child of divorce dances with her mother, and a woman with a terminal illness contemplates her exit. Filled with the sharp humor, emotional acuity, and joyful language Moore has become famous for, these nine glittering tales marked the introduction of an extravagantly gifted writer.







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“Basically… anything by Lorrie Moore, you won’t be disappointed (unless of course The Nanny Diaries was one of your favorite books).” By Stella

“As a result of the sheer force and poignancy of Moore’s prose, the inimitable quirks and striking turns of phrase, every so often when graduate school was devouring my soul, I imagined running away to Wisconsin or Vandy to pick her brain and get my MFA, which is even more impractical than my current life plan. This collection, start to finish, is perfect. There’s a story for everyone. My personal favorite is “Amahl and the Night Visiors: A Guide to the Tenor of Love” with a close second to “How to Become A Writer.” And the final story, “To Fill” always makes me cry.” By Christin M. Mulligan

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Product Details

Author: Lorrie Moore
Kindle price: Hardcover $13.95 Paperback $11.64
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (March 13, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0307277291
ISBN-13: 978-0307277299
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,951 in Books