Someone Will Be with You Shortly

Someone Will Be with You Shortly

Notes from a Perfectly Imperfect Life

By Lisa Kogan

HarperTorch, Paperback, 9780061735035, 200pp.

Publication Date: March 2011


Lisa Kogan is a forty-nine-year-old single mother who maintains that every human being deserves a great mattress, a comfortable pair of shoes, and a very smart shrink, and that no one has grown a decent tomato since 1963. She used to think the world wasn't all that complicated, but along came AIDS and crystal meth and the tankini, and she had to think again. Still, she's nostalgic for that time when you were forced to walk all the way across the room to change channels and there was no such thing as a spy satellite capable of spotting the precancerous mole on her left thigh.

Filled with self-deprecating humor and a deep appreciation for what really matters, Someone Will Be with You Shortly is a book for anyone who has ever been unnerved by pleather pants, lunch meat, or ambivalent men (not necessarily in that order), and believes that life is a fragile bit of luck in a world based on chance.

About the Author
Lisa Kogan is the writer-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine. She lives in New York City with her seven-year-old daughter.