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Facts of life
Howard, Maureen, 1930-
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : Little, Brown, [1978]

Physical Description:
182 pages ; 24 cm
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Central Library PS3558.O8823 Z465 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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In this extraordinary autobiography -- now a classic of the genre -- one of the literary community's most distinguished voices brings all of her novelistic powers to the facts of her own life. This newly released edition features a new Introduction by Maureen Howard in which she discusses the current fascination with memoir and autobiographical writing. In her own startlingly original contribution to the genre, she evokes the wonder of common things and the strangeness lurking in the seemingly obvious with great charm, wit, and energy. A searching and powerful memoir, Facts of Life "reveals Maureen Howard as one of our most significant writers" (The Boston Globe). Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Author Notes

Maureen Howard was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on June 28, 1930. She graduated from Smith College in 1952 and immediately went to work in the publishing industry. She later taught at several universities including Columbia, Princeton, Amherst, and Yale. She is the author of several novels including Not a Word about Nightingales, Grace Abounding, Natural History, A Lover's Almanac, Bridgeport Bus, Expensive Habits, and The Rags of Time. Her autobiography, Facts of Life, received the National Book Critics Award for general nonfiction in 1980. She received an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

(Bowker Author Biography) Maureen Howard is the author of a memoir, Facts of Life, & seven novels, which include "A Lover's Almanac", "Bridgeport Bus", & the PEN/Faulkner Award nominees "Grace Abounding", "Expensive Habits", & "Natural History". The recipient of an Academy award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, she lives in New York City.

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