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My Mistake

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Description

A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice
 
“At the epicenter of literary New York, Menaker is an irreverent guide to the publishing world’s inner workings . . . His own journey, compelled by his self-knowledge and sense of humor, elevates this memoir into more than witty chatter.” — Chicago Tribune
 
“Impossible to resist.” — Jennifer Egan, author of A Visit from the Goon Squad
 
In these pages Daniel Menaker brings us a “ruefully funny insider’s tour of the publishing world” (Vogue.com). Haunted by a self-doubt sharpened by his role in his brother’s unexpected death, he offers wry, hilarious observations on publishing, child-rearing, parent-losing, and the writing life. But as time passes, we witness a moving, thoughtful meditation on years well lived, well read, and well spent. Full of mistakes, perhaps. But full of effort, full of accomplishment, full of life.
 
“Tender, smart and witty, this book is truly unputdownable.” — Real Simple
 
“Energetic and exhilarating  . . . [Menaker’s] clever, fast-paced prose makes you stop and think and wonder.” — New York Times Book Review
 
“At once jaunty and erudite . . . The writing simply shines.” — San Francisco Chronicle

Customer Reviews

So personal and so moving and so funny and so wonderful

Dan Menaker's autobiography combines his own encounters with and contributions to the great creative minds of our time; astute and acerbic observations of the small hilarities of everyday existence; and the most touching and heart-rending final chapters of any life story I can recall since T. S. Garp's. I had to sit quietly for quite a while after finishing the final pages.

My Mistake
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Published: Nov 04, 2014
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Seller: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Print Length: 256 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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