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Bukowski in a sundress : confessions from a writing life, Kim Addonizio

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Bukowski in a sundress : confessions from a writing life
Title
Bukowski in a sundress
Title remainder
confessions from a writing life
Statement of responsibility
Kim Addonizio
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Language
eng
Summary
"A dazzling, edgy, laugh-out-loud memoir from the award-winning poet and novelist that reflects on writing, drinking, dating, and more, Kim Addonizio is used to being exposed. As a writer of provocative poems and stories, she has encountered success along with snark: one critic dismissed her as "Charles Bukowski in a sundress." ("Why not Walt Whitman in a sparkly tutu?" she muses.) Now, in this utterly original memoir in essays, she opens up to chronicle the joys and indignities in the life of a writer wandering through middle age. Addonizio vividly captures moments of inspiration at the writing desk (or bed) and adventures on the road--from a champagne-and-vodka-fueled one-night stand at a writing conference to sparsely attended readings at remote Midwestern colleges. Her crackling, unfiltered wit brings colorful life to pieces like "What Writers Do All Day," "How to Fall for a Younger Man," and "Necrophilia" (that is, sexual attraction to men who are dead inside). And she turns a tender yet still comic eye to her family: her father, who sparked her love of poetry; her mother, a former tennis champion who struggled through Parkinson's at the end of her life; and her daughter, who at a young age chanced upon some erotica she had written for Penthouse. At once intimate and outrageous, Addonizio's memoir radiates all the wit and heartbreak and ever-sexy grittiness that her fans have come to love--and that new readers will not soon forget"--
Summary
Kim Addonizio is used to being exposed. As a writer of provocative poems and stories, she has encountered success along with snark: one critic dismissed her as "Charles Bukowski in a sundress." ("Why not Walt Whitman in a sparkly tutu?" she muses.) Now, in this utterly original memoir in essays, she opens up to chronicle the joys and indignities in the life of a writer wandering through middle age
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Writing style
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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10516327
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DLC
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1954-
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Addonizio, Kim
Dewey number
  • 818/.5403
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Addonizio, Kim
  • Women authors, American
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Target audience
adult
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confessions from a writing life
Label
Bukowski in a sundress : confessions from a writing life, Kim Addonizio
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn932001526
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780143128465
Lccn
2015042338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)932001526
Label
Bukowski in a sundress : confessions from a writing life, Kim Addonizio
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn932001526
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780143128465
Lccn
2015042338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)932001526

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