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Author: Molly Wizenberg
Publisher: New York : Abrams Press, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At age thirty-six, while serving on a jury, author Molly Wizenberg found herself drawn to a female attorney she hardly knew. Married to a man for nearly a decade and mother to a toddler, Wizenberg tried to return to her life as she knew it, but she felt that something insider her had changed irrevocably. Instead, she would discover that the trajectory of our lives is rarely as smooth or as logical as we'd like to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Named Person: Molly Wizenberg; Molly Wizenberg
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Molly Wizenberg
ISBN: 9781419742996 141974299X
OCLC Number: 1111943724
Notes: "A memoir" -- Cover.
Description: 244 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Could have --
The banana painting --
The province of us --
The mother --
The swimming song --
The pink fish --
The three squeezes --
The old hunter.
Other Titles: Fixed stars :
Responsibility: Molly Wizenberg.

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"At age thirty-six, while serving on a jury, author Molly Wizenberg found herself drawn to a female attorney she hardly knew. Married to a man for nearly a decade and mother to a toddler, Wizenberg tried to return to her life as she knew it, but she felt that something insider her had changed irrevocably. Instead, she would discover that the trajectory of our lives is rarely as smooth or as logical as we'd like to believe. Like many of us, Wizenberg had long understood sexual orientation as a stable part of ourselves: we're 'born this way.' Suddenly she realized that her story was more complicated. Who was she, she wondered, if something at her very core could change so radically? The Fixed Stars is a taut, electrifying memoir exploring timely and timeless questions about desire, identity, and the limits and possibilities of family. In honest and searing prose, Wizenberg forges a new path: through the murk of separation and divorce, coming out to family and friends, learning to co-parent a young child, and realizing a new vision of love. The result is a frank and moving story about letting go of rigid definitions and ideals that no longer fit, and learning instead who we really are" --

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