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My unsentimental education : a memoir, Debra Monroe

Label
My unsentimental education : a memoir
Title
My unsentimental education
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Debra Monroe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A misfit in Spooner, Wisconsin with its farms, bars, and strip joints, Debra Monroe leaves to earn a degree, then another, another, and builds a career--if only because her plans to be a Midwestern housewife continually get scuttled. Her professional life improves because she's good at 'hard-core feigning.' Fearless but naive, she vaults over class barriers, but never quite leaves her past behind. When it comes to men, she's still blue-collar. Monroe pays careful attention to what love and sex mean to a 'liberated' woman: to the pressure to be assertive yet not too assertive; to different prices women pay for being 'sultry-powerful' or 'brainy-powerful.' Both the story of her steady rise into the professional class and a parallel history of unsuitable exes, this memoir reminds us how accidental even a good life can be. If Joan Didion advises us 'to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, ' Monroe takes this advice a step further and nods at the people she might have become but didn't. Funny, poignant, wise, My Unsentimental Education explores the confusion that ensues when a working class girl ends up far from where she began"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.O5273
LC item number
Z46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Crux : Georgia series in literary nonfiction
Label
My unsentimental education : a memoir, Debra Monroe
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A memoir"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- History and practical math -- Regional trades -- On the down-low -- Drinks are on the house -- Intermission -- In the event of an apocalypse -- Serfs and landlords -- Depredating deer -- A dress rehearsal -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9780820348742
Lccn
2015005541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)905685807
  • UtOrBLW
Label
My unsentimental education : a memoir, Debra Monroe
Publication
Note
"A memoir"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- History and practical math -- Regional trades -- On the down-low -- Drinks are on the house -- Intermission -- In the event of an apocalypse -- Serfs and landlords -- Depredating deer -- A dress rehearsal -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9780820348742
Lccn
2015005541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)905685807
  • UtOrBLW

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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