I Can't Complain

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I Can't Complain

(All Too) Personal Essays

By Elinor Lipman

Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780544227903, 161pp.

Publication Date: April 8, 2014

Lipman is always in top form as an essayist. "New York Times Book Review "
In her two decades of writing, Elinor Lipman has populated her fictional universe with characters so utterly real that we feel like they re old friends. Now she shares an even more intimate world with us her own in essays that offer a candid, charming take on modern life. Looking back and forging ahead, she considers the subjects that matter most: childhood and condiments, long marriage and solo living, career and politics.
In these stories you ll find the lighthearted as well as the serious and profound. Whether for Lipman's longtime readers or those who love the essays of Nora Ephron or Anna Quindlen, " I Can t Complain" is a diverting delight.
Engaging and moving . . . Whether or not one is a Lipman fan before reading this collection, he or she most certainly will be by the time the final page is turned. "Publishers Weekly"
Full of wit and charm, along with some trenchant observations. "Seattle Times"
A feast of bite-sized morsels of humor and wisdom. " Kirkus Reviews"

About the Author
ELINORLIPMAN is the author of ten novels, including "The View from PenthouseB "and "The Inn at Lake Devine; "one essay collection, "I Can t Complain"; and "Tweet Land of Liberty: Irreverent Rhymes from the Political Circus. "She lives in Massachusetts and New York City.