Joyce Johnson Missing Men: A Memoir

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Missing Men: A Memoir

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From the author of Minor Characters, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award - an "intricate and compelling" (O, The Oprah Magazine) memoir that chronicles her childhood and her two ill-fated marriages
Joyce Johnson's classic memoir of growing up female in the 1950s, Minor Characters, was one of the initiators of an important new genre: the personal story of a minor player on history's stage. In Missing Men, a memoir that tells her mother's story as well as her own, Johnson constructs an equally unique self-portrait as she examines, from a woman's perspective, the far-reaching reverberations of fatherlessness. Telling a story that has "shaped itself around absences," Missing Men presents us with the arc and flavor of a unique New York life--from the author's adventures as a Broadway stage child to her fateful encounters with the two fatherless artists she marries. Joyce Johnson's voice has never been more compelling.

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Missing Men Joyce Johnson's classic memoir of growing up female in the 1950s, Minor Characters, was one of the initiators of an important new genre: the personal story of a minor player on history's stage. In Missing Men, a memoir that tells her mother's story as well as her own, Johnson constructs an equally unique self-portrait as she examines, from a woman's perspective, the far-reaching reverberations of ... Full description

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A big-hearted, commonsensical, thoroughly adult book. A memoir to savor, shot through with rueful humor and haunting compassion.(Phillip Lopate) With a style balanced between lyricism and forceful clarity, Joyce Johnson has become one of our premiere memoirists. ("O, The Oprah Magazine")

"Perceptive, engaging.... A memoir of easy grace and lively intelligence, filled with striking portraits of individuals, a time, and a place." --Kirkus Reviews

"A big-hearted, commonsensical, thoroughly adult book." --The Washington Post

"A memoir to savor, shot through with rueful humor and haunting compassion." --Phillip Lopate

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