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Why Didn't You Just Do What You Were Told?

Binding: Paperback
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ISBN: 9781635579611
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: English
Page Count: 432
Publication Date: 6/28/2022
Size: 8.24" l x 5.55" w x 1.37"
Series: N/A

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Literary Collections Essays
Jenny Diski was a fearless writer, for whom no subject was too difficult, even her own cancer diagnosis. Her columns in the London Review of Books--selected here by her editor and friend Mary-Kay Wilmers, on subjects as various as death, motherhood, sexual politics and the joys of solitude--have been described as "virtuoso performances," and "small masterpieces."

From Highgate Cemetery to the interior of a psychiatric hospital, from Tottenham Court Road to the icebergs of Antarctica, Why Didn't You Just Do What You Were Told? is an interrogation of universal experience from a very particular psyche: original, opinionated--and mordantly funny. With an afterword by her daughter, Chloe Diski, this is a must-have for essay lovers everywhere.

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