Life in a Day

Life in a Day

By Doris Grumbach

Beacon Press, Paperback, 9780807070895, 154pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1997

Description
"Astonishes in its honesty. . . . What greater gift can a memoir bring than a self revealed in all its grubby particulars?"
-Rebecca Pepper Sinkler, "The Washington Post Book World"
"A diary of a day that encapsulates the memories, reflections, and yearnings of a lifetime as gracefully as a Faberge egg captures spring sunlight in its tiny interior."
-"Kirkus Reviews"
"For Grumbach, living is an adventure on the magic carpet ride of memory, reverie, and imagination."Life in a Day"affirms the ripples of meaning which can emanate out of simple rituals, happenings, and activities."
-Frederic A. Brussat, "Body Mind Spirit"
" "Life in a Day"] illuminates the way memory has woven itself into the fabric of a rich life. . . . To spend a day with Grumbach] is rewarding."
-Patricia Roth Schwartz, "Lambda Book Report"
" A] wise and lovely little book."
-Barbara Holliday, "Detroit Free Press"
"This is a profoundly optimistic book: a validation of the strength and the tranquility to be found within the confines of the human mind."
-"Publishers Weekly," starred review.


About the Author
Grumbach has been a literary editor of The New Republic, a nonfiction columnist for The New York Times Book Review, and a book reviewer for National Public Radio.


Praise For Life in a Day

Astonishes in its honesty. . . . What greater gift can a memoir bring than a self revealed in all its grubby particulars? -Rebecca Pepper Sinkler, The Washington Post Book World

"A diary of a day that encapsulates the memories, reflections, and yearnings of a lifetime as gracefully as a Fabergé egg captures spring sunlight in its tiny interior." -Kirkus Reviews

"For Grumbach, living is an adventure on the magic carpet ride of memory, reverie, and imagination. Life in a Day affirms the ripples of meaning which can emanate out of simple rituals, happenings, and activities." -Frederic A. Brussat, Body Mind Spirit

"[Life in a Day] illuminates the way memory has woven itself into the fabric of a rich life. . . . To spend a day with [Grumbach] is rewarding." -Patricia Roth Schwartz, Lambda Book Report

"[A] wise and lovely little book." -Barbara Holliday, Detroit Free Press

"This is a profoundly optimistic book: a validation of the strength and the tranquility to be found within the confines of the human mind." --Publishers Weekly, starred review