Thoughts from a Queen-Sized Bed (American Lives )
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With refreshing candor Schwartz describes the ongoing challenge of marriage, where success is never without ambivalence and humor. Her essays are wise and warm without being sentimental, and the characters in Schwartz's world are quirky and as charming, well rounded, and complex as those found in any novel.
Praise For Thoughts from a Queen-Sized Bed (American Lives )…
"A gentle, moving celebration of the quotidian."—Kirkus Reviews
"[A] light and sure touch." —Booklist
"Schwartz has written a gem of a book about her own marriage, it's legacies and expectations, which have evolved since she said 'I Do' in 1961: 'I never expected "I love you, I hate you" to get all mixed up,' she writes in one of 36 first-person essays that are humorous, heart-rending, candid, observant, touch us deeply, and sometimes skewer the obsessions of our time. Schwartz knows how to turn a phrase."—Joan Crespi, Jewish Book World
University of Nebraska Press, 9780803242944, 160pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2002
About the Author
Mimi Schwartz is a professor emerita of writing at Richard Stockton College. She is the author of Good Neighbors, Bad Times: Echoes of My Father's German Village and Writing True, the Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction (co-authored with Sondra Perl).