History, Memory, and Other Obsessions
University of Nebraska Press, Hardcover, 9780803248014, 148pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2002
"With her lucid style and power of observation, Wisenberg''s insightful essays are gems not to be missed."—Booklist
"Wisenberg has a good eye for offbeat detail. . . . She is an entertaining, self-aware narrator. A high point comes when Wisenberg considers the matter of Monica Lewinsky, reading whose biography, she writes, ''is like taking a five-hour call from your most annoying friend when you were fourteen years old, the one with constant boy problems.'' . . .Equal parts Fran Lebowitz and Leon Wieseltier: smart and satisfying."—Kirkus Reviews
“Anyone who gets meditative around the High Holy Days, wondering exactly what it means to be a contemporary American and a Jew, will find a caring companion in Chicago-based journalist S.L. Wisenberg. . . .The strength of this collection is not so much in the answers Wisenberg provides, but in the questions she raises.”—Forward