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Learning to Drive by Katha Pollitt

Learning to Drive

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    Jul 07, 2015 | 224 Pages

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    Sep 09, 2008 | 224 Pages

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    Sep 09, 2008 | 224 Pages

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“The kind of book you want to look up from at points so you can read aloud certain passages to a friend or lover.”Chicago Tribune
“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.”The 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

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