Highs in the Low Fifties : (how I Stumbled Through the Joys of Single Living)

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-06-18
  • Publisher: skirt!

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A cross between Nora Ephron and David Sedaris, longtime NPR commentator Marion Winik has a way of looking at life that's both relatable and remarkable. Her experience of being single in middle age will strike a chord as her willingness to share her personal humiliations leaves readers shocked, awed, and laughing out loud. Brimming with humor, Highs in the Low Fiftiesfollows Winik's attempt to rebuild her world as a once-widowed, once-divorced single mom.With her signature optimism, resilience, and poor judgment, Winik dives into a series of ill-starred romantic experiences. Some are pathetic, some are sweet, and some are downright incredible. She gets propositioned (for money) by a sexy Salvadoran doing construction work on her basement, meets an emotionally unavailable dreamboat on Craigslist, and makes out with a former student. Winik's brand of single living is never lonely, never dull, and always a satisfying read. Her candor about her own mistakes and ability to find humor in the darkest moments has won her thousands of followersand maybe a few voyeurs.

Author Biography

Marion Winik is the author of eight books of creative nonfiction and poetry. Her essays have been published in The New York Times Magazine, O, The Sun and aired regularly on All Things Considered. She teaches writing at the University of Baltimore, and her \u201cBohemian Rhapsody\u201d column appears at BaltimoreFishbowl.com.

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