007: An Ordinary Life, a feminist post-apocalypse, and more!

What do you do with an ordinary life? You write about it -- beautifully, in the case of the late Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Find out more...

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She Said / She Said:

Encyclopedia Of An Ordinary Lifeopens a new window 

By Amy Krouse Rosenthalopens a new window

Available from Lawrence Public Libraryopens a new window | Amazon.com

From the author of the viral Modern Love column, “You May Want to Marry My Husband.”

In Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life , Amy Krouse Rosenthal has ingeniously adapted the centuries-old format of the encyclopedia to convey the accumulated knowledge of her lifetime in a poignant, wise, often funny, fully realized memoir. Using mostly short entries organized from A to Z, many of which are cross-referenced, Rosenthal captures in wonderful and episodic detail the moments, observations, and emotions that comprise a contemporary life. Start anywhere–preferably at the beginning–and see how one young woman’s alphabetized existence can open up and define the world in new and unexpected ways.

Watch Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s TedX talk The Crevices of Life (2011)opens a new window

 
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