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Daum, Meghan 1970-

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Works: 16 works in 67 publications in 2 languages and 5,313 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humor  Essays  Anecdotes  History  Interviews  Podcasts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator
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 )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 1,066 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 859 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 791 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 )
11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 675 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 388 libraries worldwide
Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2014 which were originally published in American periodicals
The unspeakable : [and other subjects of discussion] by Meghan Daum( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 81 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
The unspeakable : and other subjects of discussion by Meghan Daum( file )
4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 60 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. 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
Selfish, shallow, and self-absorbed : sixteen writers on the decision not to have kids by Meghan Daum( file )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Sixteen literary luminaries on the controversial subject of being childless by choice, collected in one fascinating anthology
The American idea of home : conversations about architecture and design by Bernard Friedman( Book )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
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
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
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
Commercial girlhood : essays by Meghan Daum( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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
Life would be perfect if I lived in that house by Meghan Daum( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 libraries 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
 
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Meghan Daum American author, essayist, and journalist
Meghan Daum Amerikaans journaliste
Languages
English (66)
Dutch (1)
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