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Daum, Meghan 1970-

Works: 10 works in 36 publications in 2 languages and 3,276 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humor 
Classifications: PS3604.A93, 813.6
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Most widely held works by Meghan Daum
The quality of life report by Meghan Daum( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,157 libraries worldwide
Seeking to escape her life of superficial styles and canned spirituality, television lifestyle correspondent Lucinda Trout moves to Prairie City, where her conceptions about the nation's heartland are put to the test
The quality of life report by Meghan Daum( file )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 948 libraries worldwide
Prairie City by Meghan Daum( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Dutch and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Een jonge televisiejournaliste vertrekt uit de hectiek van New York om een nieuw bestaan op te bouwen in het Mid-Westen
Unspeakable : and other subjects of discussion by Meghan Daum( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"A master of the personal essay candidly explores love, death, and the counterfeit rituals of American life In her celebrated 2001 collection, My Misspent Youth, Meghan Daum offered a bold, witty, defining account of the artistic ambitions, financial anxieties, and mixed emotions of her generation. The Unspeakable is an equally bold and witty, but also a sadder and wiser, report from early middle age. It's a report tempered by hard times. In "Matricide," Daum unflinchingly describes a parent's death and the uncomfortable emotions it provokes; and in "Diary of a Coma" she relates her own journey to the twilight of the mind. But Daum also operates in a comic register. With perfect precision, she reveals the absurdities of the marriage-industrial complex, of the New Age dating market, and of the peculiar habits of the young and digital. Elsewhere, she writes searchingly about cultural nostalgia, Joni Mitchell, and the alternating heartbreak and liberation of choosing not to have children. Combining the piercing insight of Joan Didion with a warm humor reminiscent of Nora Ephron, Daum dissects our culture's most dangerous illusions, blind spots, and sentimentalities while retaining her own joy and compassion. Through it all, she dramatizes the search for an authentic self in a world where achieving an identity is never simple and never complete"--
Saying no : fifteen writers reflect on the choice to remain childless by Meghan Daum( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The quality of life report by Meghan Daum( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A lifestyle correspondent for a New York morning television program, Lucinda Trout is tired of reporting on thong underwear, so she heads to the Midwest. There she begins a series of dispatches called "The Quality of Life Report." The reports are intended to feed city slickers' appetites for anecdotes about a simpler life. But as Lucinda finds out, the heartland isn't quite the paradise it seems
Secret life of daytime ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Stories that take place during the workday. Interviews with people not at work during the day; Meghan Daum interviews workers who watch The Young and the Restless; Roger Hart discusses children's whereabouts during the daytime; Mona Simpson reads an excerpt from her novel My Hollywood about Filipino nannies
Life would be perfect if I lived in that house by Meghan Daum( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
From the acclaimed author and columnist: a laugh-out-loud journey into the world of real estate'the true story of one woman's "imperfect life lived among imperfect houses" and her quest for the four perfect walls to call home. After an itinerant suburban childhood and countless moves as a grown-up'from New York City to Lincoln, Nebraska; from the Midwest to the West Coast and back'Meghan Daum was living in Los Angeles, single and in her mid-thirties, and devoting obscene amounts of time not to her writing career or her dating life but to the pursuit of property: scouring Craigslist, visiting open houses, fantasizing about finding the right place for the right price. Finally, near the height of the real estate bubble, she succumbed, depleting her life's savings to buy a 900-square-foot bungalow, with a garage that "bore a close resemblance to the ruins of Pompeii" and plumbing that "dated back to the Coolidge administration." From her mother's decorating manias to her own "hidden room" dreams, Daum explores the perils and pleasures of believing that only a house can make you whole. With delicious wit and a keen eye for the absurd, she has given us a pitch-perfect, irresistible tale of playing a lifelong game of house. From the Hardcover edition
Commercial girlhood : essays by Meghan Daum( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
English (35)
Dutch (1)
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