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An Education
     

An Education

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by Lynn Barber
 

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The inspiration for the award-winning motion picture: "Candid, unsentimental and extremely funny. I read it in one glorious go, laughing and crying throughout."—Zoë Heller

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The inspiration for the award-winning motion picture: "Candid, unsentimental and extremely funny. I read it in one glorious go, laughing and crying throughout."—Zoë Heller

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Nick Hornby
“[Barber’s] a suburban girl who’s frightened that she’s going to get cut out of everything good that happens in the city.That, to me, is a big story in popular culture. It’s the story of pretty much every rock ‘n’ roll band.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934633854
Publisher:
Atlas
Publication date:
01/29/2010
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Lynn Barber studied English at Oxford University. She began her career in journalism at Penthouse, and has since worked for a number of major British newspapers and for Vanity Fair. She currently writes for the Observer. She has published two volumes of her celebrated interviews, Mostly Men and Demon Barber.

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An Education 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Cecilee More than 1 year ago
I first heard about this when I saw the Oscar nominated film based on it. Its really a great story. You will laugh, cry, cringe, and feel everything that she feels. I definitely would recommend. The book, as well as the movie.
ashleyinvogue More than 1 year ago
I'm so glad I bought this book. I just started it and it is absolutely wonderful. I love the way Lynn Barber writes, about how her simple yet semi hectic life becomes so enriched with all sorts of experiences that you wish you could have.
kimmyblair More than 1 year ago
I found this book interesting and engaging. It was a quick read that entertained me for an afternoon. I especially appreciated the way the author described her feelings and relationships with her family, and showed how those feelings educated her in her life. I won this book as part of the Goodreads giveaway program. For my full review check out my blog: http://kimmyblair.wordpress.com/2010/05/11/an-education-by-lynn-barber
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I picked this up since I am in love with the film adaptation starring Carey Mulligan. But the memoir turned out to be marvelous and entertaining on its own. The bit that the film is based on covers only about 10 pages in the book, but Lynn Barber has such a way with words that fans of the film will not mind at all. Barber looks at her past so candidly and with such a cynical attitude. It is incredibly entertaining, and a really quick read, and I read the book when I was visiting Oxford, Cambridge, and London, which made the experience even more dynamic. I highly recommend this one, especially since it is such a fast read. You have nothing to lose!
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