What It's Like to Live Nowby Meredith Maran
In What It's Like To Live
In 1968 Meredith Maran was expelled from her prestigious New York high school for leading anti-war protests. Nearly thirty years later, with an ex-husband, two teenage sons, a female lover, and a mortgaged dream house on the edge of the Oakland ghetto, she's still trying to change the world ... but this time it's personal.
In What It's Like To Live Now, Meredith Maran explores the gap between the dreams of the '60s and the realities of the '90s, in a book filled with uncommon insightand her own wickedly subversive sense of humor. Reading What It's Like To Live Now is like having dinner with your funniest, most unshockable woman friend. You won't want it to end.
- Random House Publishing Group
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- 5.30(w) x 8.21(h) x 0.95(d)
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For women in my generation (25) Maran is an idol. We are supposed to know what the feminist-/60/70-movement was/is all about but we don't. Not all of us anyways. Not because we're ignorant, but not all of us have had mothers, friends of our mothers that have told us stories. The stories in Maran's book have given me some insight in what it was all about. Easy to read and blended with her real life it touch the woman in me as well as the human-being in me. It comforted me to read the book cause it clearly states that life is a struggel, but it's our reaction to it all that makes it either that or an incredebly interesting journey.