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The Resource My misspent youth : essays, Meghan Daum

My misspent youth : essays, Meghan Daum

Label
My misspent youth : essays
Title
My misspent youth
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Meghan Daum
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Now back in print, author of The Unspeakable Meghan Daum's acclaimed cult classic that revitalized the personal essay for a new generation of writers. Meghan Daum is one of the most celebrated nonfiction writers working today, widely recognized for the fresh, provocative approach with which she unearths hidden fault lines in the American landscape. From her well-remembered New Yorker essays about the financial demands of big-city ambition and the ethereal, strangely old-fashioned allure of cyber relationships to her dazzlingly hilarious riff in Harper's about musical passions that give way to middle-brow paraphernalia, Daum delves into the center of things while closely examining the detritus that spills out along the way. She speaks to questions at the root of the contemporary experience, from the search for authenticity and interpersonal connection in a society defined by consumerism and media; to the disenchantment of working in a "glamour profession"; to the catastrophic effects of living among New York City's terminal hipsters.With precision and well-balanced irony, Daum implicates herself as readily as she does the targets that fascinate and horrify her. In this stirring and surprising collection we see the emergence of a talented new voice in American writing"--
Summary
Unearthing hidden faults in the American landscape, one of the most celebrated nonfiction authors delves into the core of our culture, speaking about the search for authenticity and interpersonal connection, the disenchantment of working in the fashion industry, and more. Original
Tone
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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287632
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Daum, Meghan
Dewey number
973.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular culture
  • United States
  • United States
  • Daum, Meghan
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • Daum, Meghan
  • Civilization
  • Manners and customs
  • Popular culture
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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essays
Label
My misspent youth : essays, Meghan Daum
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Foreword 7 -- On the Fringes of the Physical World 13 -- Publishing and Other Near-Death Experiences 31 -- My Misspent Youth 39 -- Carpet Is Mungers 61 -- Inside the Tube 69 -- Toy Children 95 -- According to the Women I'm Fairly Pretty 103 -- American Shiksa 125 -- Music Is My Bag 135 -- Variations on Grief 153
Control code
ocn915774521
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
xxii, 168 pages
Isbn
9781250067654
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015022444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)915774521
Label
My misspent youth : essays, Meghan Daum
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Foreword 7 -- On the Fringes of the Physical World 13 -- Publishing and Other Near-Death Experiences 31 -- My Misspent Youth 39 -- Carpet Is Mungers 61 -- Inside the Tube 69 -- Toy Children 95 -- According to the Women I'm Fairly Pretty 103 -- American Shiksa 125 -- Music Is My Bag 135 -- Variations on Grief 153
Control code
ocn915774521
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
xxii, 168 pages
Isbn
9781250067654
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015022444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)915774521

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