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The Resource I wrote this book because I love you : essays, Tim Kreider

I wrote this book because I love you : essays, Tim Kreider

Label
I wrote this book because I love you : essays
Title
I wrote this book because I love you
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Tim Kreider
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"New York Times essayist and author of We Learn Nothing, Tim Kreider trains his virtuoso writing and singular power of observation on his (often befuddling) relationships with women. Psychologists have told him he's a psychologist. Philosophers have told him he's a philosopher. Religious groups have invited him to speak. He had a cult following as a cartoonist. But, above all else, Tim Kreider is an essayist--one whose deft prose, uncanny observations, dark humor, and emotional vulnerability have earned him deserved comparisons to David Sedaris, Sarah Vowell, and the late David Foster Wallace (who was himself a fan of Kreider's humor). In his new collection, I Wrote This Book Because I Love You, he focuses his unique perception and wit on his relationships with women--romantic, platonic, and the murky in-between. He talks about his difficulty finding lasting love, and seeks to understand his commitment issues by tracking down the John Hopkins psychologist who tested him for a groundbreaking study on attachment when he was a toddler. He talks about his valued female friendships, one of which landed him on a circus train bound for Mexico. He talks about his time teaching young women at an upstate New York college, and the profound lessons they wound up teaching him. And in a hugely popular essay that originally appeared in The New York Times, he talks about his nineteen-year-old cat, wondering if it's the most enduring relationship he'll ever have. Each of these pieces is hilarious and profound, and collectively they further cement Kreider's place among the best essayists working today" --
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Summary
A writer for The New York Times and creator of a popular comic strip explores his relationships with women in a collection of essays that ruminate on his troubles finding lasting love, his commitment issues and his valued female friendships
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
From Amazon
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10622108
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kreider, Tim
Dewey number
814.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
essays
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Man-woman relationships
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • HUMOR / Essays
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
essays
Label
I wrote this book because I love you : essays, Tim Kreider
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Humorous essays
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • On smushing
  • Orientation
  • The uncertainty principle
  • I never went to Iceland
  • Death-defying acts
  • Kind of love
  • Oof
  • Our war on terror
  • The feast of pain
  • The dilemma
  • A man and his cat
  • The strange situation
Control code
ocn944380331
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9781476738994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)944380331
Label
I wrote this book because I love you : essays, Tim Kreider
Publication
Note
Humorous essays
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • On smushing
  • Orientation
  • The uncertainty principle
  • I never went to Iceland
  • Death-defying acts
  • Kind of love
  • Oof
  • Our war on terror
  • The feast of pain
  • The dilemma
  • A man and his cat
  • The strange situation
Control code
ocn944380331
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9781476738994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)944380331

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