Becoming Duchess Goldblatt

 
9780358216773: Becoming Duchess Goldblatt
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Part memoir and part joyful romp through the fields of imagination, the story behind a beloved pseudonymous Twitter account reveals how a writer deep in grief rebuilt a life worth living.

Becoming Duchess Goldblatt is two stories: that of the reclusive real-life writer who created a fictional character out of loneliness and thin air, and that of the magical Duchess Goldblatt herself, a bright light in the darkness of social media. Fans around the world are drawn to Her Grace's voice, her wit, her life-affirming love for all humanity, and the fun and friendship of the community that's sprung up around her.

@DuchessGoldblat (81 year-old literary icon, author of An Axe to Grind) brought people together in her name: in bookstores, museums, concerts, and coffee shops, and along the way, brought real friends home--foremost among them, Lyle Lovett.

"The only way to be reliably sure that the hero gets the girl at the end of the story is to be both the hero and the girl yourself." -- Duchess Goldblatt

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Praise for Becoming Duchess Goldblatt

"This book is, like Duchess Goldblatt herself, nothing you expect and everything you need. It's a memoir not just of one life (failures and triumphs laid bare) but also of a second self--its creation, its evolution, its improbable splendor. We may never deserve Duchess Goldblatt and her magnanimity, but her inventor most certainly does."
--Rebecca Makkai

"The question I am most often asked by readers out in the world, is, 'Who is Duchess Goldblatt?' The correct answer is, 'She is the Universe's secret admirer, a made-up & hilarious octogenarian who lives on Twitter, who delivers love and demands it in equal, astonishing measure.' What they mean is: what's her real identity? This book does not precisely reveal that. Instead it's the actual memoir of a fictional person, a meditation on what it means to start again in the oddest way possible. It is also heartbreaking, funny, gorgeously written, surprising, brilliant, profound, the book only Duchess Goldblatt herself could have written."
--Elizabeth McCracken

About the Author:

DUCHESS GOLDBLATT, 81, is the inspirational author of An Axe to Grind; Feasting on the Carcasses of My Enemies: A Love Story; and the heartwarming meditation on mothers and daughters Not If I Kill You First. A cultural icon, trophy ex-wife, friend to all humanity, and sponsor of the prestigious Goldblatt Prize in Fiction, she lives in Crooked Path, NY. She's fictional but her love is real.
ANONYMOUS, the real-life person in whose mind Duchess Goldblatt lives and flourishes, has gathered all available truth and beauty for these pages. There's nothing else to give.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Seller Image

1.

Anonymous, Duchess
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2020)
ISBN 10: 035821677X ISBN 13: 9780358216773
New Hardcover Quantity available: 5
Seller:
booksXpress
(Freehold, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020. Hardcover. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9780358216773

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
12.74
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Duchess Goldblatt
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, United States (2020)
ISBN 10: 035821677X ISBN 13: 9780358216773
New Hardcover Quantity available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, United States, 2020. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Becoming Duchess Goldblatt is two stories: that of the reclusive real-life writer who created a fictional character out of loneliness and thin air, and that of the magical Duchess Goldblatt herself, a bright light in the darkness of social media. Fans around the world are drawn to Her Grace's voice, her wit, her life-affirming love for all humanity, and the fun and friendship of the community that's sprung up around (81 year-old literary icon, author of An Axe to Grind) brought people together in her name: in bookstores, museums, concerts, and coffee shops, and along the way, brought real friends home - foremost among them, Lyle Lovett. Seller Inventory # AA99780358216773

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
13.27
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Duchess Goldblatt
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, United States (2020)
ISBN 10: 035821677X ISBN 13: 9780358216773
New Hardcover Quantity available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, United States, 2020. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Becoming Duchess Goldblatt is two stories: that of the reclusive real-life writer who created a fictional character out of loneliness and thin air, and that of the magical Duchess Goldblatt herself, a bright light in the darkness of social media. Fans around the world are drawn to Her Grace's voice, her wit, her life-affirming love for all humanity, and the fun and friendship of the community that's sprung up around (81 year-old literary icon, author of An Axe to Grind) brought people together in her name: in bookstores, museums, concerts, and coffee shops, and along the way, brought real friends home - foremost among them, Lyle Lovett. Seller Inventory # BTA9780358216773

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
13.61
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

4.

Anonymous
Published by Houghton Mifflin 7/7/2020 (2020)
ISBN 10: 035821677X ISBN 13: 9780358216773
New Hardcover Quantity available: 4
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Houghton Mifflin 7/7/2020, 2020. Hardback or Cased Book. Condition: New. Becoming Duchess Goldblatt. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780358216773

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
15.18
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Anonymous
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2020)
ISBN 10: 035821677X ISBN 13: 9780358216773
New Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020. Hardcover. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 035821677X_abe_bn

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
15.93
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Anonymous
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2020)
ISBN 10: 035821677X ISBN 13: 9780358216773
New Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020. Condition: New. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in NEW condition. Seller Inventory # 035821677X-2-1

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
16.67
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

7.

Anonymous
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2020)
ISBN 10: 035821677X ISBN 13: 9780358216773
New Hardcover Quantity available: > 20
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # 035821677X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
16.81
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

Goldblatt, Duchess
ISBN 10: 035821677X ISBN 13: 9780358216773
New Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 532ZZZ00LO66_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
17.67
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

9.

Goldblatt, Duchess
ISBN 10: 035821677X ISBN 13: 9780358216773
New Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 536ZZZ00PAGK_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
17.67
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

10.

Goldblatt, Duchess
ISBN 10: 035821677X ISBN 13: 9780358216773
New Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 535ZZZ00MK2V_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
17.67
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book