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My unsentimental education, Debra Monroe

Label
My unsentimental education
Title
My unsentimental education
Statement of responsibility
Debra Monroe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A misfit in Spooner, Wisconsin with its farms, bars, and strip joints, Debra Monroe leaves to earn a degree, then another, another, and builds a career--if only because her plans to be a Midwestern housewife continually get scuttled. Her professional life improves because she's good at 'hard-core feigning.' Fearless but naive, she vaults over class barriers, but never quite leaves her past behind. When it comes to men, she's still blue-collar. Monroe pays careful attention to what love and sex mean to a 'liberated' woman: to the pressure to be assertive yet not too assertive; to different prices women pay for being 'sultry-powerful' or 'brainy-powerful.' Both the story of her steady rise into the professional class and a parallel history of unsuitable exes, this memoir reminds us how accidental even a good life can be. If Joan Didion advises us 'to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be,' Monroe takes this advice a step further and nods at the people she might have become but didn't. Funny, poignant, wise, My Unsentimental Education explores the confusion that ensues when a working class girl ends up far from where she began"--Provided by publisher
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Summary
A misfit in Spooner, Wisconsin with its farms, bars, and strip joints, Debra Monroe leaves to earn a degree, then another, another, and builds a career--if only because her plans to be a Midwestern housewife continually get scuttled. Her professional life improves because she's good at 'hard-core feigning.' Fearless but naive, she vaults over class barriers, but never quite leaves her past behind. When it comes to men, she's still blue-collar. Monroe pays careful attention to what love and sex mean to a'liberated' woman: to the pressure to be assertive yet not too assertive; to different prices women pay for being 'sultry-powerful' or 'brainy-powerful.' Both the story of her steady rise into the professional class and a parallel history of unsuitable exes, this memoir reminds us how accidental even a good life can be
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10456422
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Monroe, Debra
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Georgia series in literary nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monroe, Debra
  • Monroe, Debra
  • Authors, American
  • Women authors, American
  • Working class women
  • Single mothers
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Sex role
  • Working class families
  • Spooner (Wis.)
Target audience
adult
Label
My unsentimental education, Debra Monroe
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
Prologue -- History and practical math -- Regional trades -- On the down-low -- Drinks are on the house -- Intermission -- In the event of an apocalypse -- Serfs and landlords -- Depredating deer -- A dress rehearsal -- Epilogue
Control code
1474079
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9780820348742
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015005541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780820348742
  • (OCoLC)905685807
Label
My unsentimental education, Debra Monroe
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
Prologue -- History and practical math -- Regional trades -- On the down-low -- Drinks are on the house -- Intermission -- In the event of an apocalypse -- Serfs and landlords -- Depredating deer -- A dress rehearsal -- Epilogue
Control code
1474079
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9780820348742
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015005541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780820348742
  • (OCoLC)905685807

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