This Day in the Life

This Day in the Life

Diaries From Women Across America

Book - 2005 | 1st ed.
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In suburban neighborhoods and on family farms, in uptown lofts and homeless shelters, women across America chronicled their lives on the same day--June 29, 2004. This Day in the Life shares more than thirty complete diaries and hundreds of additional candid moments.

Full of intimate details and laugh-out-loud truths, and drawing on the experiences of women of all ages and backgrounds, this diverse collection is a surprising reminder of how much we all have in common. If you've ever wondered what the woman standing in front of you in line was thinking, This Day in the Life is a refreshing glimpse at how we really spend our days--and the value of every single one.

7:03 a.m. Carryn wakes to nurse and I want to sleep. My husband pretends not to hear her, but sometimes I wake him up just so he can see my job is twenty-four hours a day. --Jenee Guidry, 30, mom of four

8:20 a.m. I just read two Psalms aloud to Dad. In the last few months of his life he loved for me to read them to him, both in person and on the phone. I still do it, hoping they reach him in the other world. --Rosanne Cash, 49, singer/songwriter

4:00 p.m. The cast of Friends is on with Oprah. That was one of the few shows I watched every week. My real friends suck. Not a single one called me on my birthday. --Kim Olsovsky, 31, teacher

1915 There's a boom in the distance, rocket or mortar. I am sitting next to a blast wall built from sandbags. Do I stay here? Do I go into the trailer and lie on the floor? Six minutes pass. I am about to miss dinner. --Beth Garland, 42, army sergeant
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, c2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781400082322
Branch Call Number: 920.7209 THIS DA
Characteristics: xv, 396 p. ; 21 cm.

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Jun 16, 2017

Loved this book! Sweet, and laugh-out-loud funny! Definitely one to read again.

multcolib_susannel Nov 22, 2015

Hundreds of American women from urban neighborhoods, inner city to those who serve in the military or in a topless bar agree to keep a diary on the same day- July 29, 2004.


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