[Reading] ➸ The New Me By Mary Marcus – E17streets4all.co.uk Harriet is floundering She s in her early forties, her kids have gone to college, her marriage feels empty, her cable TV cooking show has lost its sense of inspiration, and she longs to leave the West Harriet is floundering She s in her early forties, her kids have gone to college, her marriage feels empty, her cable TV cooking show has lost its sense of inspiration, and she longs to leave the West Coast for New York Then one day she meets Lydia, a gorgeous woman in her late twenties Lydia reminds her so much of herself a decade or so past, and her husband, who hardly likes anything, likes Lydia as well It slowly dawns on Harriet that Lydia could be the The New PDF or answer to everything that s ailing her All she needs to do is turn Lydia into The New Me Reminiscent of the work of Susan Isaacs and Nora Ephron, The New Me is a witty, poignant, perceptive, and beautifully written novel about change and the price of becoming who you want to be.
Very BrieflyI was born and raised in Louisiana, but left for New York after graduating from Tulane I worked very hard to get rid of my southern accent, and now I wish I hadn t For many years, I worked in the advertising and fashion industries for Neiman Marcus, Vogue, Lancome, Faberge and San Rio Toys where I worked on the Hello Kitty Brand My short fiction has appeared in North Atlantic Review, Fiction, Jewish Women s Literary Journal and othersMy husband, Joel Goodman and I live The New PDF or in Los Angeles and East Hampton, New York We have a grown son, Amos GoodmanWhy I WriteReading a book has always seemed to me to be the greatest magic trick You hold an inanimate object in your hands, you look down and wham, you re transported into an entirely different reality You encounter people you know instantly and go If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader to places you ve never been before Deep reading is a relationship of complete trust when it s really workingTo say my best friends are books may be an exaggeration but my favorite books are like best friends they make me laugh, they entertain me, we have fun together, I find out appalling things, wonderful things and I m continually moved I never get sick of them and books never get sick of me unlike my human friends Books are also very low maintenance unlike people requiring nothan a nice shelf and a little dusting once in a while And of course, books don t have anything else to do other than hang out with me unlike Paperback Ê The New Me PDF ↠ The New PDF or my flesh and blood friends and family who have such busy schedulesI have an electronic reader now that I like, but am just a little afraid of, that stores thousands of books and that seems to me to be both slightly sinful as well as gluttonous but in the nicest possible way When I get in bed with my electronic reader and it lights up the dark, I feel like a teenager with a flashlightAll my close friends are so called creative types consequently no one really except strangers or half acquaintances ever ask me why I became a writer I was thinking about it this morning why writing has always seemed to me to be the only thing to do other than painting or pot throwing or drawing, though I can t do any of those and that s because writing is the only form of power I really trust And doesn t involve telling other people what to do Which I never seem able to do with any kind of authority or enthusiasmFahrenheit is the scariest book that has ever been writtenI d be insane or dead if it weren t for books.
- 219 pages
- The New Me
- Mary Marcus
- 21 November 2018 Mary Marcus