Self-Help by Lorrie Moore
(Vintage Contemporaries)

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In these tales of loss and pleasure, lovers and family, a woman learns to conduct an affair, a child of divorce dances with her mother, and a woman with a terminal illness contemplates her exit. Filled with the sharp humor, emotional acuity, and joyful language Moore has become famous for, these nine glittering tales marked the introduction of an extravagantly gifted writer.

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Lorrie More is the author of the story collections Birds of America and Self-Help, and the novels Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? and Anagrams. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Best American Short Stories, and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. She is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Published February 22, 2012 by Vintage. 180 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Pugh uses her experience as a facilitator of women’s growth circles to show readers how to set the stage for celebrations marking the starts (e.g., births, graduations), transitions (e.g., coming of age, taking on a new role), and endings (e.g., miscarriage, terminal illness) in life.

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