Readers know best-selling author Laura Lippman for her award-winning crime fiction. But did you know she is also funny, with a sharp, self-deprecating wit? This collection of essays is a look at her life as a newspaper reporter in Waco, TX, and Baltimore, her experiences as an older mom, and her friendships, including a poignant chapter on the late Anthony Bourdain.— Marilyn
New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman, a journalist for many years, collects here her recent essays exploring motherhood as an older mom, her life as a reader, her relationships with her parents, friendship, and other topics that will resonate with a large audience. Her voice is wry and relatable, her takes often surprising.
Meet the Woman Behind the Books…
In this collection of new and previously published essays, New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman offers her take on a woman's life across the decades. Her childhood and school years, her newspaper career, her experiences as a novelist—Lippman finds universal touchstones in an unusual life that has as many twists as her award-winning crime fiction.
· Men Explain The Wire to Me
· Game of Crones
· My Life as a Villainess
· My Father’s Bar
· The 31st Stocking
These candid essays offer long-time readers insight into the experiences that helped Lippman become one of the most successful crime novelists of her generation.
Since Laura Lippman's debut in 1997, she has been recognized as a distinctive voice in mystery fiction and named one of the "essential" crime writers of the last 100 years. Her books have won most of the major awards in her field and been translated into more than twenty languages. She lives in Baltimore and New Orleans with her family.