New Life, No Instructions: A Memoir

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Random House Trade Paperbacks #ad - Caldwell realized she had the power to endure. Booklist. Most of all i told this story because I wanted to say something about hope and the absence of it, and how we keep going anyway. Caldwell has so much more to teach us. Kate bolick, the new york times book review“Gail Caldwell offers the kind of wisdom and grace you’d wish a friend, sister, or mother might deliver.

Unabashed dispatches from lifelong single women are a fairly recent phenomenon. Caldwell ably explores the shifts of our hearts. Kirkus reviews   “getting old, as they say, is not for sissies, and no one would call Pulitzer Prize–winner Caldwell a wimp. Join the random house Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

New Life, No Instructions: A Memoir #ad - A story to inspire you. Good housekeeping  “Graceful and reflective. Usa today  “caldwell confronts, with pluck and fortitude, the hurdles that life throws her way. Publishers weekly “An uplifting journey.

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Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship

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Random House Trade Paperbacks #ad - With her signature exquisite prose, Caldwell mines the deepest levels of devotion, and courage in this gorgeous memoir about treasuring a best friend, and coming of age in midlife. Then, several years into this remarkable connection, Knapp was diagnosed with cancer. New york times bestsellerthey met over their dogs.

Walking the woods of new england and rowing on the Charles River, these two private, self-reliant women created an attachment more profound than either of them could ever have foreseen. Random House Trade. Let’s take the long way home is a celebration of the profound transformations that come from intimate connection—and it affirms, once again, why Gail Caldwell is recognized as one of our bravest and most honest literary voices.

Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship #ad - Gail caldwell and caroline knapp author of drinking: A Love Story became best friends, talking about everything from their love of books and their shared history of a struggle with alcohol to their relationships with men.

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Drinking: A Love Story

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Dial Press Trade Paperback #ad - A perceptive and revealing book. San francisco Chronicle “Eloquent. A remarkable exercise in self-discovery. The new york times “Drinking not only describes triumph; it is one. Newsweek Random House Trade. This startlingly honest memoir lays bare the secrecy, family myths, and destructive relationships that go hand in hand with drinking.

Publicly she was a dutiful daughter, a sophisticated professional. Drinking is caroline Kapp's harrowing chronicle of her twenty-year love affair with alcohol. Caroline had her first drink at fourteen. Caroline knapp dazzles us with her heady description of alcohol's allure and its devastating hold. Los angeles times Book Review“Filled with hard-won wisdom.

Drinking: A Love Story #ad - The way the glasses clinked and the conversation flowed. Many of them, like caroline knapp, started in their early teens and began to use alcohol as "liquid armor, " a way to protect themselves against the difficult realities of life. Five million of them are women. Privately she was drinking herself into oblivion.

And it is, above all, a love story for our times—full of passion and heartbreak, betrayal and desire—a triumph over the pain and deception that mark an alcoholic life.

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Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs

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Dial Press Trade Paperback #ad - Random House Trade. Delta. At the age of 36, caroline knapp, author of the acclaimed bestseller Drinking:A Love Story, found herself confronted with a monumental task: redefining her world. She had faced the loss of both her parents, blinking up at the biggest questions: who am i without parents and without alcohol? How to form attachments, "I was wandering around in a haze of uncertainty, and, as she writes, and where to find comfort, given up a twenty-year relationship with alcohol, in the face of such daunting vulnerability?"  An answer materialized in the most unlikely form: that of a dog.

Eighteen months to the day after she quit drinking, Knapp stumbled upon an eight-week-old puppy at a local animal shelter, took her home, and named her Lucille. Now two years old,   "i have found solace, joy, " she writes, Lucille has become a central force in Knapp's life: "In her, a bridge to the world.

Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs #ad - Caroline knapp has been celebrated as much for her fresh insight into emotional and psychological issues as she has been for her gifts as a writer. In pack of two, she brings the same perception and talent to bear on the rich, complicated terrain of human-animal relationships. In addition to mining her own experience with lucille, Knapp speaks to a wide variety of dog people--from animal behaviorists and psychologists to other owners whose dogs have deeply affected their lives--about this emotionally complex, sometimes daunting, often profoundly healing alliance.

Throughout, at how this new kinship, this wordless bond, too, she explores the shift in canine roles from working partners to intimate companions and looks, becomes a template for what we most desire ourselves.

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The Merry Recluse: A Life in Essays

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Counterpoint #ad - Random House Trade. Now, with the merry recluse: a life in Essays, Knapp shows us that her vision through a wider lens is as brilliant as through a narrow one. Caroline knapp's readers are known not just for their number, but for their intense connection to her work. These essays paint the fullest picture of this wonderful writer that we've yet seen, but they are also a full portrait of a writing life, showing how the same themes can engage--and expand--a writer over a lifetime.

Knapp, who died in 2002, was considered one of the country's more intelligent and graceful voices in memoirs. Used book in Good Condition. From the best-selling author of drinking: A Love Story, and Appetites: Why Women Want comes this unforgettable collection spanning fifteen years of observations on modern culture and women's lives.

The Merry Recluse: A Life in Essays #ad - Knapp connected so well in part because of the intense focus she brought to her subjects. This collection also shows her to be a witty, provocative observer of the world around her. Delta.

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A Strong West Wind: A Memoir

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Random House Trade Paperbacks #ad - Written with humanity, a strong west Wind is a magical and unforgettable book, and beautiful restraint, urgency, destined to become an American classic. What she found there, from renegade women to men who lit out for the territory, turned out to offer a blueprint for her own future. Memoir. Women. Its story belongs to a girl who grew up surrounded by dust storms and cattle ranches and summer lightning, who took refuge from the vastness of the land and the ever-present wind by retreating into books.

A strong west wind begins in the 1950s in the wilds of the Texas Panhandle–a place of both boredom and beauty, grain elevators, its flat horizons broken only by oil derricks, and church steeples. Delta. Used book in Good Condition. Caldwell would grow up to become a writer, and defy the father she adored, live through the anguish and fire of the Vietnam years, but first she would have to fall in love with a man who was every mother’s nightmare, who had served as a master sergeant in the Second World War.

A Strong West Wind: A Memoir #ad - In this exquisitely rendered memoir set on the high plains of Texas, Pulitzer Prize winner Gail Caldwell transforms into art what it is like to come of age in a particular time and place. A strong west wind is a memoir of culture and history–of fathers and daughters, of two world wars and the passionate rebellions of the sixties.

Gail Caldwell. But it is also about the mythology of place and the evolution of a sensibility: about how literature can shape and even anticipate a life.

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Appetites

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Counterpoint #ad - Counterpoint LLC. Gail Caldwell. Used book in Good Condition. Random House Trade. Delta. Memoir. Women. She uses her own experiences with anorexia as a powerful exploration of what can happen when we are divorced from our most basic hungers—and offers her own success as testament to the joy of saying “I want. Provocative, important, and deeply familiar, Appetites beautifully—and urgently—challenges all women to learn what it is to feed both the body and the soul.

In appetites, defining, has turned her brilliant eye towards how a woman’s appetite—for food, asking instead: how does a woman know, work, bestselling author of Drinking: A Love Story and Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs, “What do women want?” and boldly reframes it, Caroline Knapp confronts Freud’s famous question, and then honor, love, what it is she wants in a culture bent on shaping, and controlling her desires? Knapp, and pleasure—has become a battlefield.

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Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship

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Random House #ad - They walked the woods of new england and rowed on the Charles River, and the miles they logged on land and water became a measure of the interior ground they covered. From disparate backgrounds but with striking emotional similarities, these two private, fiercely self-reliant women created an attachment more profound than either of them could ever have foreseen.

The friendship helped them define the ordinary moments of life as the ones worth cherishing. Used book in Good Condition. Women. Memoir. Then, several years into this remarkable connection, Knapp was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. With her signature exquisite prose, Caldwell mines the deepest levels of devotion and grief in this moving memoir about treasuring and losing a best friend.

Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship #ad - . Both writers, became best friends, talking about everything from their shared history of a struggle with alcohol, to their relationships with men and colleagues, Gail Caldwell and Caroline Knapp, author of Drinking: A Love Story, to their love of books. Let’s take the long way home is a celebration of life and of the transformations that come from intimate connection—and it affirms, once again, why Gail Caldwell is recognized as one of our bravest and most honest literary voices.

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Women Rowing North: Navigating Life's Currents and Flourishing As We Age

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Bloomsbury Publishing #ad - Drawing on her own experience as daughter, and cultural anthropologist, caregiver, grandmother, sister, clinical psychologist, mother, she explores ways women can cultivate resilient responses to the challenges they face. Memoir. Their struggles help them grow into the authentic, empathetic, and wise people they have always wanted to be.

In women rowing north, pipher offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age. Women. If we have planned carefully and packed properly, if we have good maps and guides, the journey can be transcendent. Random House Trade. If we can keep our wits about us, think clearly, and manage our emotions skillfully, ” Pipher writes, “we will experience a joyous time of our lives.

Women Rowing North: Navigating Life's Currents and Flourishing As We Age #ad - Yet as mary pipher shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Counterpoint LLC. Used book in Good Condition. Delta. Gail Caldwell. New york times bestseller * usa today bestseller * los angeles times Bestseller * Publishers Weekly BestsellerThe instant New York Times bestseller from the author of Reviving Ophelia--a guide to wisdom, authenticity, and bliss for women as they age.

Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss.

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A Strong West Wind: A Memoir

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Random House #ad - A strong west wind is a memoir of culture and history–of fathers and daughters, of two world wars and the passionate rebellions of the sixties. Delta. A strong west wind begins in the 1950s in the wilds of the Texas Panhandle–a place of both boredom and beauty, grain elevators, its flat horizons broken only by oil derricks, and church steeples.

What she found there, from renegade women to men who lit out for the territory, turned out to offer a blueprint for her own future. Its story belongs to a girl who grew up surrounded by dust storms and cattle ranches and summer lightning, who took refuge from the vastness of the land and the ever-present wind by retreating into books.

A Strong West Wind: A Memoir #ad - Random House Trade. Written with humanity, urgency, a Strong West Wind is a magical and unforgettable book, and beautiful restraint, destined to become an American classic. But it is also about the mythology of place and the evolution of a sensibility: about how literature can shape and even anticipate a life.

Caldwell possesses the extraordinary ability to illuminate the desires, stories, and lives of ordinary people. Women. Gail Caldwell. Used book in Good Condition.

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The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life

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Grand Central Publishing #ad - Memoir. Delta. Counterpoint LLC. Used book in Good Condition. While there have been other writing books, there's nothing like Marion Roach Smith's THE MEMOIR PROJECT. Gail Caldwell. Grand Central Publishing. Random House Trade. Women. Knowing where to start is the hardest part, but it just got a little easier with this essential guidebook for anyone wanting to write a memoir.

Did you know that the #1 thing that baby boomers want to do in retirement is write a book--about themselves? It's not that every person has lived such a unique or dramatic life, blog, but we inherently understand that writing a memoir--whether it's a book, or just a letter to a child--is the single greatest path to self-examination.

The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life #ad - Through the use of disarmingly frank, but wildly fun tactics that offer you simple and effective guidelines that work, you can stop treading water in writing exercises or hiding behind writer's block. The greatest story you could write is the one you experienced yourself. Previously self-published under the title, Writing What You Know: Raelia, this book has found an enthusiastic audience that now writes with intent.

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