A Life Like Other People's

A Life Like Other People's

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Baker & Taylor
A memoir of the author's parents' marriage also pays tribute to the dramatic lives of his aunts, in a family portrait originally published in the collection Untold Stories that includes coverage of his mother's descent into depression and dementia.

McMillan Palgrave
FROM ONE OF BRITAIN’S GREATEST LIVING WRITERS AND THE AUTHOR OF THE UNCOMMON READER, A FAMILY MEMOIR AND UNIQUE WORK OF ART—A LIFE LIKE OTHERIS ALAN BENNETT AT HIS BEST

In this poignant memoir of his parents’ marriage, Alan Bennett recalls the lost world of his childhood and the lives, loves, and deaths of his unforgettable aunties, Kathleen and Myra. First published in the acclaimed collectionUntold Stories, this tender, intimate family portrait beautifully captures the Bennetts’ hopes, disappointments, and yearning for a life like other people’s. With the sudden descent of his mother into depression, and later dementia, Bennett uncovers a long-held family secret in this extraordinarily moving and at times irresistibly funny work of autobiography.


Blackwell Publishing
"A prose stylist of disarming grace and sly humor... Surprising, funny and deeply affecting."---Charles McGrath, The New York Times Book Review

"One of the greatest living English writers."---David Thomson, The Nation

"There is probably no other distinguished English man of letters more instantly likable than Bennett."---Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Book World

"[Alan Bennett's] writing about his family is utterly absorbing; entirely charitable, but in no way sentimental...This is art of no mean order, though subtly concealed."---Jane Stevenson, The Observer (London)

In this Poignant Memoir of his parents' marriage, Alan Bennett recalls the lost world of his childhood and the lives, loves, and deaths of his unforgettable aunties, Kathleen and Myra. First published in the acclaimed collection Untold Stories, this tender, intimate family portrait beautifully captures the Bennetts' hopes, disappointments, and yearning for a life like other people's. With the sudden descent of his mother into depression, and later dementia, Bennett uncovers a long-held family secret in this extraordinarily moving and at times irresistibly funny work of autobiography.

"Every bit as touching and funny as you would expect...[This] is something else, a work of art, and without a drop of splother in it."---Ferdinand Mount, The Spectator

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& Taylor

A memoir of the author's parents' marriage also pays tribute to the dramatic lives of his aunts, in a family portrait that includes coverage of his mother's descent into depression and dementia.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780374191924
0374191921
Branch Call Number: 822.914 B439ub
Characteristics: 242 p. : ill., ports ; 17 cm

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Nov 15, 2010

Gentle and excessively shy and unassuming parents to the point that they dislike those who have average egos.

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