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The art of not falling apart, Christina Patterson

Label
The art of not falling apart
Title
The art of not falling apart
Statement of responsibility
Christina Patterson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
We plan, as the old proverb says, and God laughs. But most of us don't find it all that funny when things go wrong. Most of us want love, a nice home, good work, and happy children. Many of us grew up with parents who made these things look relatively easy and assumed we would get them, too. So what do you do if you don't? What do you do when you feel you've messed it all up and your friends seem to be doing just fine? For Christina Patterson, it was her job as a journalist that kept her going through the ups and downs of life. And then she lost that, too. Dreaming of revenge and irritated by self-help books, she decided to do the kind of interviews she had never done before. The resulting conversations are surprising, touching and often funny. There's Ken, the first person to be publicly fired from a FTSE-100 board. There's Winston, who fell through a ceiling onto a purple coffin. There's Louise, whose baby was seriously ill, but who still worried about being fat. And through it all, there's Christina, eating far too many crisps as she tries to pick up the pieces of her life
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Patterson, Christina
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Patterson, Christina
  • Patterson, Christina
  • Patterson, Christina
  • Autobiographies
  • Conduct of life
  • Life change events
  • Life change events
  • Interviews
  • Women journalists
Target audience
adult
Label
The art of not falling apart, Christina Patterson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A shockingly honest celebration of life as an adventure"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part I. Falling. Kafka, eat your heart out ; Anger is an energy ; Sex can be like broccoli ; Motherhood and Michelangelo ; Maternal deprivation ; Depression with a smile ; The body speaks ; A change in grammar ; Stuck ; Octopus pot -- Part II. Gathering. A sentimental journey ; Coffee and cake ; A kind of sustaining grace -- Part III. Fighting back. Sex and Borgen and ice cream ; Madonna of the rocks ; A life worth living ; A signal you send out ; Shooting the breeze ; A charmed life ; Fortysomething millennial ; The incredible machine ; Because I could not stop for death ; Stick your face in the sun ; A big cone -- Epilogue
Control code
000062997226
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9781786492746
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006305666
Label
The art of not falling apart, Christina Patterson
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A shockingly honest celebration of life as an adventure"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part I. Falling. Kafka, eat your heart out ; Anger is an energy ; Sex can be like broccoli ; Motherhood and Michelangelo ; Maternal deprivation ; Depression with a smile ; The body speaks ; A change in grammar ; Stuck ; Octopus pot -- Part II. Gathering. A sentimental journey ; Coffee and cake ; A kind of sustaining grace -- Part III. Fighting back. Sex and Borgen and ice cream ; Madonna of the rocks ; A life worth living ; A signal you send out ; Shooting the breeze ; A charmed life ; Fortysomething millennial ; The incredible machine ; Because I could not stop for death ; Stick your face in the sun ; A big cone -- Epilogue
Control code
000062997226
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9781786492746
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006305666

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