Learning to Drive
And Other Life Stories
By Katha Pollitt
(Random House Trade, Paperback, 9780812973549, 207pp.)
Publication Date: September 9, 2008
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Praise for" Learning to Drive"
"The kind of book you want to look up from at points so you can read aloud certain passages to a friend or lover."
"A powerful personal narrative . . . full of insight and charm . . . Katha] Pollitt is her own Jane Austen character . . . haughty and modest, moral and irresponsible, sensible and, happily for us, lost in sensibility."
"-The New York Review of Books"
"With . . . bracing self-honesty, Pollitt takes us through the maddening swirl of contradictions at the heart of being fifty-something: the sense of slowing down, of urgency, of wisdom, of ignorance, of strength, of helplessness, of breakdown, of renewal."
"-Sunday Seattle Times"
"Essays of breathtaking candor and razor-sharp humor . . . Pollitt] has outdone herself. . . . Her] observations are acute and her confessions tonic. Forget face-lifts; Pollitt's essays elevate the spirit."
-"Booklist "(starred review)
"Candid, confessional prose . . . But even at her most intimate, Pollitt] manages to infuse her tales of dissatisfaction and heartbreak with levity and humor."
-"San Francisco Chronicle"
"Pitch perfect . . . painfully hilarious to read."
-"The Boston Globe.