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Daum, Meghan 1970-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 65 publications in 2 languages and 5,433 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humor  Anecdotes  History  Essays  Podcasts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator
Classifications: PS3604.A93, 814.6
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Most widely held works by Meghan Daum
The quality of life report by Meghan Daum( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Dutch and held by 1,082 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 892 libraries worldwide
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Selfish, shallow, and self-absorbed : sixteen writers on the decision not to have kids ( Book )
7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 729 libraries worldwide
One of the main topics of cultural conversation during the last decade was the supposed "fertility crisis," and whether modern women could figure out a way to have it all--a successful, demanding career and the required 2.3 children--before their biological clock stopped ticking. Now, however, conversation has turned to whether it's necessary to have it all (see Anne-Marie Slaughter) or, perhaps more controversial, whether children are really a requirement for a fulfilling life. The idea that some women and men prefer not to have children is often met with sharp criticism and incredulity by the public and mainstream media. In this provocative and controversial collection of essays, curated by writer Meghan Daum, thirteen acclaimed female writers explain why they have chosen to eschew motherhood. Contributors include Lionel Shriver, Sigrid Nunez, Kate Christensen, Elliott Holt, Geoff Dyer, and Tim Kreider, among others, who will give a unique perspective on the overwhelming cultural pressure of parenthood. This collection makes a smart and passionate case for why parenthood is not the only path to a happy, productive life, and takes our parent-centric, kid-fixated, baby-bump-patrolling culture to task in the process. In this book, that shadowy faction known as the childless-by-choice comes out into the light
The unspeakable : and other subjects of discussion by Meghan Daum( Book )
10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 646 libraries worldwide
"Essays on American sentimentality and its impact on the way we think about death, children, patriotism, and other matters"--
The best American essays 2015 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2014 which were originally published in American periodicals
Why we write about ourselves : twenty memoirists on why they expose themselves (and others) in the name of literature by Meredith (EDT) Maran( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
"What moves memoirists to make their most personal stories public? In Why We Write About Ourselves, twenty of America's most successful memoirists answer this question -- and share the nuts and bolts of how they do it. Exploring such issues as the reliability of memory, the ethics of disclosure, and how to protect others' privacy without self-censoring, these bestselling memoirists reveal what keeps them going during the tough times and what they love most -- and least -- about revealing themselves in print"--
The unspeakable : [and other subjects of discussion] by Meghan Daum( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
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. 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
Selfish, shallow, and self-absorbed : sixteen writers on the decision not to have kids ( file )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Sixteen literary luminaries on the controversial subject of being childless by choice, collected in one fascinating anthology
Selfish, shallow, and self-absorbed : [sixteen writers on the decision not to have kids] ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
One of the main topics of cultural conversation during the last decade was the supposed "fertility crisis," and whether modern women could figure out a way to have it all-a successful, demanding career and the required 2.3 children-before their biological clock stopped ticking. Now, however, conversation has turned to whether it's necessary to have it all (see Anne-Marie Slaughter) or, perhaps more controversial, whether children are really a requirement for a fulfilling life. The idea that some women and men prefer not to have children is often met with sharp criticism and incredulity by the public and mainstream media. In this provocative and controversial collection of essays curated by writer Meghan Daum, sixteen acclaimed writers explain why they have chosen to eschew parenthood
My misspent youth : essays by Meghan Daum( file )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
My Misspent Youth is an incisive collection that marked the start of a new millennium and became a cult classic, from the editor of Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed and the author of The Unspeakable An essayist in the tradition of Joan Didion, Meghan Daum is one of the most celebrated nonfiction writers of her generation, widely recognized for her fresh, provocative approach with which she unearths the hidden fault lines in the American landscape. From her well remembered New Yorker essays about the financial demands of big-city ambition and the ethereal, strangely old-fashioned allure of cyber-relationships to her dazzlingly hilarious riff in Harper's about musical passions that give way to middle-brow paraphernalia, Daum delves into the center of things while closely examining the detritus that spills out along the way. With precision and well-balanced irony, Daum implicates herself as readily as she does the targets that fascinate and horrify her
Selfish, shallow, and self-absorbed sixteen writers on the decision not to have kids by Meghan Daum( file )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
One of the main topics of cultural conversation during the last decade was the supposed "fertility crisis," and whether modern women could figure out a way to have it all-a successful, demanding career and the required 2.3 children-before their biological clock stopped ticking. Now, however, conversation has turned to whether it's necessary to have it all (see Anne-Marie Slaughter) or, perhaps more controversial, whether children are really a requirement for a fulfilling life. The idea that some women and men prefer not to have children is often met with sharp criticism and incredulity by the public and mainstream media. In this provocative and controversial collection of essays curated by writer Meghan Daum, sixteen acclaimed writers explain why they have chosen to eschew parenthood
Unspeakable, the : And Other Subjects of Discussion by Meghan Daum( Book )
in English and held by 1 library 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
Unspeakable Empathy by Meghan Daum( file )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Leslie Jamison's critically acclaimed The Empathy Exams confronts our personal and cultural urgency to feel. In The Unspeakable, Los Angeles Times opinion columnist Meghan Daum defiantly pushes back against the false sentimentality and shrink-wrapped platitudes that surround so much of contemporary American experience. With piercing insight and wit, hear from two of today's most thought-provoking and intimately honest essayists, grappling with the modern complexities of being human
My misspent youth : essays by Meghan Daum( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
In these essays the author speaks to questions at the root of the contemporary experience, from the search for authenticity and interpersonal connection in a society defined by consumerism and media; to the disenchantment of working in a "glamour profession"; to the catastrophic effects of living among New York City's terminal hipsters
Life would be perfect if I lived in that house by Meghan Daum( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Chronicles the author's obsession with finding the perfect house, which culminated in her depleting her life savings to purchase a 900-square-foot bungalow with ancient plumbing and a junk-filled garage
Commercial girlhood : essays by Meghan Daum( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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
The quality of life report by Meghan Daum( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 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
 
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Meghan Daum American author, essayist, and journalist
Meghan Daum Amerikaans journaliste
Languages
English (64)
Dutch (1)
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