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My life as a villainess : essays / Laura Lippman.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Kenton County.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch LT B L766 2020 (Text) 33126024485371 New Large Type Available -
Erlanger Branch LT B L766 2020 (Text) 33126024485363 Large Type Biography Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780063000131 (paperback : large print)
  • ISBN: 006300013X (paperback : large print)
  • Physical Description: viii, 258 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Harper Large Print edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Part I: Game of Crones -- The whole 60 -- Game of crones -- Natural selection -- The art of losing friends and alienating people -- Part II: This be the other verse -- My father's bar -- The thirty-first stocking -- Swing, interrupted -- Revered ware -- Part III: My life as a villainess -- The Waco kid -- Tweety bird -- My life as a villainess -- Part IV: Genius -- A fine bromance -- Saving Mrs. Banks -- My brilliant friend -- Men explain The wire to me.
Summary, etc.:
Collects the author's recent essays exploring motherhood as an older mom, her life as a reader, her relationships with her parents, her newspaper career, and her experiences as a novelist.
Subject: Lippman, Laura, 1959-
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography.
Genre: Large type books.

  • Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2020 April

    Beloved crime fiction writer and avid tweetmeister Lippman makes an unconvincing case for her villainy in this collection. The essays, some new, some previously published, are overall a delight. She opens strong with "The Whole 60," in which she revels in her power and glory as she hits a milestone birthday. Following pieces meander through her life and times: her first career, as a journalist in Texas and in her hometown of Baltimore; an unsuccessful first marriage; a second successful marriage and motherhood at fiftysomething; ruminations on family and friends; her tendency to let down friends (readers may not be wholly convinced that she is "a shitty friend"); that time she was called in to the principal's office for subtweeting about mean girls who made her daughter miserable. In the final piece, "Men Explain The Wire to Me," Lippman deftly skewers the male fans of her husband David Simon's revered Baltimore-based TV show. A piece about how she helped Simon make friends with the late TV personality/chef Anthony Bourdain is moving and humorous as well. VERDICT Fans of Lippman's novels (The Lady in the Lake) and her Twitter followers will gobble up this short collection and beg for more nonfiction from this gifted storyteller. [See Prepub Alert, 11/11/19.]—Liz French, Library Journal

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