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The Resource The rules do not apply : a memoir, Ariel Levy

The rules do not apply : a memoir, Ariel Levy

Label
The rules do not apply : a memoir
Title
The rules do not apply
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Ariel Levy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A gorgeous, darkly humorous memoir for readers of Cheryl Strayed about a woman overcoming dramatic loss and finding reinvention, as well as a portrait of a generation used to assuming they're entitled to everything--based on this award-winning writer's New Yorker article 'Thanksgiving in Mongolia'"--
  • "In 2012, at age 38, when she left on a reporting trip to Mongolia, Ariel Levy thought she had figured it out: she was married, pregnant, successful on her own terms, financially secure. A month later, none of that was true. 'People have been telling me since I was a little girl that I was too fervent, too forceful, too much. I thought I had harnessed the power of my own strength and greed and love to a life that could contain it. But it has exploded.' In gorgeous, moving, humorous, sharp, and unforgettable prose, with pointillist portraits of a girl and then a young woman coming of age, Levy describes her own ill-fated assumptions: thinking that anything is possible, that the old rules do not apply; that marriage doesn't have to mean monogamy; that gender and sexuality are fluid; that aging doesn't have to mean infertility. This is a searing story, written with humor, brilliance, and insight, that is at once personal and universal--a story about realizing that life is so often beyond our control, and how we forge ahead despite that. In telling her own story, Levy has captured a portrait of our time, of the shifting forces in values, women and gender in American culture, of what has changed and what has remained"--
Summary
A New Yorker staff writer and author of Female Chauvinist Pigs shares a profound, hopeful memoir of her own experiences with devastating loss to council fellow survivors about the healing aspects of accepting difficult life challenges that are beyond our control
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2017.
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554534
Cataloging source
PNX
Dewey number
  • 305.30973
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.L3777
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The rules do not apply : a memoir, Ariel Levy
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5848516
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 207 pages
Isbn
9780812996937
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2016043502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn974636748
  • (OCoLC)974636748
Label
The rules do not apply : a memoir, Ariel Levy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5848516
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 207 pages
Isbn
9780812996937
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2016043502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn974636748
  • (OCoLC)974636748

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