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The stories we tell : classic true tales by America's greatest women journalists

Author: Patsy Sims
Publisher: [Charlottesville, Virginia?] : The Sager Group, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"The Stories We Tell celebrates the work of twenty women who have made major contributions to the cannon of American magazine writing. While each has her own style, the women in these pages share the attributes of all good writers: meticulous research and reporting, attention to detail, a talent for choosing the perfect word. Above all, they are astute observers and sticklers for accuracy. Over the years, they have  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patsy Sims
ISBN: 9780998079318 0998079316
OCLC Number: 1009638386
Description: xv, 388 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: They were commandos / Madeleine Blais --
The cheerleaders / E. Jean Carroll --
Some dreamers of the golden dream / Joan Didion --
Wonder dog / Melissa Fay Greene --
Holy days : the world of a Hasidic family / Lis Harris --
The last day / Robin Marantz Henig --
On the bus with B.B. King / Gerri Hirshey --
Nureyev dancing in his own shadow / Elizabeth Kaye --
The new face of Richard Norris / Jeanne Marie Laskas --
The troubled life of boys / Adrian Nicole LeBlanc --
Prodigal daughter / Jill Lepore --
The split / Suzannah Lessard --
Yuja Wang and the art of performance / Janet Malcolm --
La matadora revisa su maquillaje (The bullfighter checks her makeup) / Susan Orlean --
Takes on the town / Lillian Ross --
Kid, twelve / Susan Sheehan --
Mrs. Kennedy at the moment / Gloria Steinem --
Mothers, sisters, daughters, wives / Mimi Swartz --
My breast / Joyce Wadler --
Soul survivor / Isabel Wilkerson.
Responsibility: edited by Patsy Sims with research by Jamie Ballard and Caitlynne Leary.

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"The Stories We Tell celebrates the work of twenty women who have made major contributions to the cannon of American magazine writing. While each has her own style, the women in these pages share the attributes of all good writers: meticulous research and reporting, attention to detail, a talent for choosing the perfect word. Above all, they are astute observers and sticklers for accuracy. Over the years, they have been both prolific and versatile, writing about a wide range of topics, including Joan Didion's landmark story about a suburban California woman convicted of burning her husband to death in their family Volkswagen, Susan Orlean's profile of a female bullfighter, Lillian Ross's stylish Talk of the Town pieces, Janet Malcolm's profile of the brilliant young pianist Yuja Wang, Gloria Steinem's memorable piece about Jackie Kennedy after the death of her husband, President John F. Kennedy, and Robin Marantz Henig's poignant account of the determination of one Alzheimer's victim to end her life on her own terms."--Back cover.

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