Above Us Only Sky by Marion Winik
Essays

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Whether she is writing about arguing with her mother over her choice of oufit-at 46-on a family cruise, getting her tubes tied and the importance of a woman's right to choose, or her frequent battles with her rebel pyromaniac teenage son, writer and NPR commentator Marion Winik is earthy, searingly honest, and unfailingly witty in the face of adversity. In this new collection of essays, a treat for dedicated fans and new readers alike, Winik explores how she — and other women — face midlife and aging without getting tangled up in the past or the future, all with her trademark humor and insistence on the truth-the good, the bad, and the ugly.
The collection is divided into five sections: "Back," about her family and her past; "Underfoot," about being a mom; "In the Mirror," about growing older; "Above us Only Sky," about a key turning point in her life, and "Ahead," about facing the future.
 

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Marion Winik is the author of five previous books, including "Telling", "First Comes Love", & "The Lunch-Box Chronicles". She has been a commentator on National Public Radio since 1991, & her essays have appeared in such magazines as "Redbook", "Harper's Bazaar", & "Parenting". She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband & children.
 
Published September 21, 2005 by Seal Press. 219 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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NPR personality Winik (The Lunch-Box Chronicles ) mines the intertwined humor and poignancy of life's exigencies in this earthy essay collection, taking stock of moments from childhood to motherhood and reliving them with relish.

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