Tweet Land of Liberty: Irreverent Rhymes from the Political Circus by Elinor Lipman
Elinor Lipman (@elinorlipman) chronicles the 2012 election season with a poem a day—all in 140 characters or less.
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About the Author
Elinor Lipman (@elinorlipman) is the author of nine novels about contemporary American society, including The Pursuit of Alice Thrift, The Dearly Departed, The Ladies' Man, The Inn at Lake Devine, Isabel's Bed, The Way Men Act, Then She Found Me, My Latest Grievance, and a collection of stories, Into Love and Out Again. In 2009 she released her latest novel The Family Man, which was reviewed in the New York Times Book Review and about which NPR said, "[Lipman] writes dialogue that sizzles with playful, effortless wit." She has been called "the diva of dialogue" (People) and "the last urbane romantic" (Chicago Tribune). Her essays have appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine, Gourmet, Chicago Tribune, andThe New York Times' Writers on Writing series. She received the New England Booksellers' 2001 fiction award for a body of work. Other honors include the New England Book Award and The Poetry Center's Fiction Prize. Her novel Then She Found Me was adapted into a 2007 feature film, directed by and starring Helen Hunt. Her novels The Ladies' Man and The Pursuit of Alice Thrift are in pre-production as feature films. Born and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts, Lipman graduated from Simmons College where she studied journalism. She lives in Western Massachusetts and Manhattan.
Hometown:Northampton, Massachusetts, and New York, New York
Date of Birth:October 16, 1950
Place of Birth:Lowell, Massachusetts
Education:A.B., Simmons College, 1972; Honorary Doctor of Letters, Simmons College, 2000