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This collection of newspaper columns was published the year after Goodman won a Pulitzer (in 1980). Her material is family life, relationships, and some politics and general social commentary.
To write a column you need the egocentric confidence that your view of the world is important enough to be read. Then you need the pacing of a long-distance runner to write day after day, week after week, year after year.
From the famous columnist, dozens of her columns in 9 categories: Our Times, People, Women, Personals, Relationships, Family, Parents and Children, Foibles, and Social Issues.
Friendship "matters" to women; with lives often in transition -- depend on friends more than ever. Many who once believed marriage was "the" center of life... now know that friends may be the difference between a lonely life and a lively one.
In these columns of the past four years, Goodman writes about people, issues and popular inanities with a skill that makes her a master of the 750-word form.She brings us from Liz Taylor's need for "privacy," to aerial burials, to the Nancy Drew books, to thoughtful examinations of AIDS and other controversial topics of concern.
This is a collection of syndicated newspaper columns by Ellen Goodman covering a takes on a panorama of topics. She narrates with good humor and focused intelligence, often giving an unconventional perspective of current happenings.
In this rich and savvy collection of commentaries on the events, people and issues that shape and define our world, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and New York Times bestselling author Ellen Goodman cuts to the heart of the stories and controversies that helped to define our times. For over twenty-five years, nationally syndicated columnist Ellen Goodman has been training her lens on contemporary American life. A marvelously direct writer with keen insight into what makes the average American tick, laugh and occasionally boil with rage, Goodman takes her measure of the national psyche in a voice that is at once perceptive, witty and deeply humane. Paper Trail, her first collection in more than ten years, journeys through an era that has been golden in its advances and bleak in its disappointments. In a voice both reasoned and impassioned, she makes sense of the cultural debates that have captured our attention and sometimes become national obsessions. She wrestles with the close-to-the-bone issues of abortion, working mothers and gay marriage, the struggles for civil liberties and equal rights, and the moral complexity of assisted suicide and biotech babies. As she wends through the era of the Clinton scandals and the "amBushing" of America, the dot-com boom and bust, the horrors of September 11 and the War on Terrorism, Goodman pauses to celebrate some of our lost icons, including Jackie Onassis, Princess Diana and Doctor Spock. She reminds us as well of the fleeting fame of such instant celebrities as Elian Gonzalez and Lorena Bobbitt. The lines that separate public and private life dissolve under Goodman's scrutiny as she shows us how Washington politics, Silicon Valley technology and the national media culture infiltrate our jobs, relationships and minds. With the trademark clarity that readers count on, she walks us through the dilemmas posed by new technologies that range from cloning to cell phones and makes us laugh at the vagaries of Viagra and Botox and unreality TV. And in a world that sometimes seems to be stuck on fast forward, she holds on to values as timeless as a family Thanksgiving and a summer porch in Maine. Including more than 160 of Ellen Goodman's lively and stylish columns, this timely collection walks us along the paper trail in a voice that is both crystal clear and original.
This rich collection of essays by the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and "New York Times" bestselling author charts the seminal events, issues, and personalities that have shaped Americans' lives over the past decade.
A collection of over 120 of Goodman's best pieces from her Boston Globe column. Whether she discusses the abortion wars, Anita Thomas and the Clarence Thomas hearings, the presidential election, or the battles and victories of family life, Goodman gives readers a sharp new sense of the world.
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