Leap days chronicles of a midlife move. Lanpher, Katherine 1959 2019-02-13

Leap days chronicles of a midlife move Rating: 6,8/10 843 reviews

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leap days chronicles of a midlife move

On the plus side, the book is very well written. The tone of her essays mixes the emotional depth of Anna Quindlen with the quirky wit of David Sedaris. She thinks Law and Order is shooting on her street the day she sees a medics wheeling a body from a house around the corner. She divorces, moves to New York, hosts a radio show and figures out the big city along the way. This book was a quick read with some interesting stories about her life and the turn of events that led to her move to New York. Her wry pieces are inspired by her own '04 move to Manhattan on, yes, a Leap Day, when she leaves her native Minnesota to join Al Franken as cohost on Air America Network. Her vignettes pay tribute to her parents, husband, bosses, neighbors, and friends.

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Leap Days: Chronicles of a Midlife Move: Lanpher, Katherine: Hardcover: 9780821258309: Powell's Books

leap days chronicles of a midlife move

But I have never liked Kerry Miller as much as I liked Katherine. She conducted interviews with guests and juggled contributions from callers in a lively and sometimes zany way. She moved to Manhattan on a Leap Day 2004 to join The Al Franken Show on Air America Radio, where she stayed until last fall. Katherine Lanpher officially moved to Manhattan on a leap day, transferring from a rooted life in the Midwest to a new job, a new city, and a new sense of who she was. Katherine Lanpher, whose essays have appeared in the New York Times and More magazine, officially moved to Manhattan on a leap day, transferring from a rooted life in the Midwest to a new job, a new city, and a new sense of who she was.

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Leap Days by Katherine Lanpher

leap days chronicles of a midlife move

This is a great little book filled with short essays about the author as she chronicles a major move in her life in her mid-forties. I misinterpreted Al Franken's review of her book to mean she was dead, so I read the book as if it were her last work, and the reading made me think about what we instill in the words we write for posterity, and how do? Katherine Lanpher writes about her move from Minnesota to New York to be Al Franken's sidekick on Air America. It was comforting to know that I am not the only person who answers the question of how many kids do you have the same way. Her other leap into a writing career was off to a good start with this book. The way she handled the assignment, even though she was given little respect because she was a woman, was an omen that she was going to be a good and sensitive reporter. Now she has written a book chronicling how her past life and loves have prepared her for unexpected discoveries in her new home.

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Leap Days: Chronicles of a Midlife Move by Lanpher, Katherine

leap days chronicles of a midlife move

It is her views on reading that are captivating. Katherine Lanpher has written a book chronicling how her past life and loves have prepared her for unexpected discoveries in her new home. Before her midlife move she was the host of Minnesota Public Radio's Midday Show. The rest of the book is Katherine's rambling autobiographical memoirs broken up by chapter in roughly chronological manner. Now she has written a book chronicling how her past life and loves have prepared her for unexpected discoveries in her new home. This is a wonderful collection of memories from a gifted writer. The author's reflections on her life and times is very insightful.

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Leap Days: Chronicles of a Midlife Move by Lanpher, Katherine

leap days chronicles of a midlife move

This is yet another suggestion from a Goodreads acquaintance and, once again, I was not disappointed! People, October 16, 2006, Bethanne Patrick, review of Leap Days, p. There were times when I was giggling uncontrollably and then I was wiping away a tear. However, the book is mostly about her grown up life and, as listenin I was torn between three and four stars. I'm guessing that she is close to my own age but has gone through a very different life than I have, especially since she was unable to bear children, a heartbreak that I know nothing about. When an abrupt career and geographic move pitches Lanpher into months of angst and doubt, she uses her incredible wit and considerable smarts to survive. Publishers Weekly, June 12, 2006, review of Leap Days, p.

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Leap Days: Chronicles of a Midlife Move by Lanpher, Katherine

leap days chronicles of a midlife move

However, the book is mostly about her grown up life and, as listening to her on the radio did, it made me want to be friends with her. But re-invention is a tricky business and starting over in the middle of life isn't for the feint of heart. Katherine Lanpher, whose essays have appeared in the New York Times and More magazine, officially moved to Manhattan on a leap day, transferring from a rooted life in the Midwest to a new job, a new city, and a new sense of who she was. Lanpher, a journalist, spins cultural vertigo into comedy after forsaking her native Midwest for New York in 2004, at age 44, to cohost Al Franken's radio show on Air America—a gig that demands the good-natured wit and epigrammatic aplomb on display here. And, with startling insight, she examines her new world--how beauty is defined in New York, how the landscape differs from the Midwest, and how good food and books have been constants in her life.

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Leap Days: Chronicles of a Midlife Move By Katherine Lanpher

leap days chronicles of a midlife move

But re-invention is a tricky business and starting over in the middle of life isn't for the feint of heart. Lanpher looks back on her marriage, her early days in newspapers, and her childhood in the Midwest. Katherine Lanpher with her Air America co-host Al Franken in March 2005. She gives the reader an honest look at her life both in the small Midwestern town where she was born and reared and in the hustle and bustle of New York City. Contributor to the New York Times and More magazine. Lanpher looks back on her marriage, her early days in newspapers, and her childhood in the Midwest.

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Nonfiction Book Review: Leap Days: Chronicles of a Midlife Move by Katherine Lanpher, Author . Springboard $23.99 (231p) ISBN 978

leap days chronicles of a midlife move

And, with startling insight, she examines her new world--how beauty is defined in New York, how the landscape differs from the Midwest, and how good food and books have been constants in her life. Paul which she shares in several essays a love for people and a reporter's eye for the theater of public life. Somewhere in the middle it fell flat. Her sixteen-year tenure with the St. But Lanpher is best as a chronicler of intangible things, fleeting moments and thoughts that are penetratingly familiar. What a joy it was to read this book! But I have never liked Kerry Miller as much as I liked Katherine. Lanpher effectively navigates the overall theme of her progression from Moline to Minneapolis to Manhattan.

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