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My Life as a Villainess

My Life as a Villainess

ISBN
9780571360956
Published
01/04/2021
9780571360956
Format
Hardback
Price
£14.99
Paperback
288

About the Book

I knew something new about venality – my own. I realized I had become the bad guy in someone else’s story.
And I deserved it.


Laura Lippman’s first job in journalism was a rookie reporter in Waco, Texas. Two decades later she left her first husband, quit the newspaper business, and became a full time novelist.

I had been creating villains on the page for about seven years when I finally became one.

Her fiction has always centered on complicated women, paying unique attention to the intricacies of their flaws, their vulnerability, and their empowerment. Now, finally, Lippman has turned her gimlet eye on a new subject: herself.

My daughter was ten days old the first time I was asked if I were her grandmother.

In this, her first collection of essays, Lippman gives us a brilliant, candid portrait of an unapologetically flawed life. Childhood, friendships, influences, becoming a mother in later life – Lippman’s inspiring life stories are at once specific and universal.

I knew something new about venality – my own. I realized I had become the bad guy in someone else’s story.And I deserved it.Laura Lippman’s first job in journalism was a rookie reporter in Waco, Texas. Two decades later she left her first husband, quit the newspaper business, and became a full time novelist.I had been creating villains on the page for about seven years when I finally became one.Her fiction has always centered on complicated women, paying unique attention to the intricacies of their flaws, their vulnerability, and their empowerment. Now, finally, Lippman has turned her gimlet eye on a new subject: herself.My daughter was ten days old the first time I was asked if I were her grandmother.In this, her first collection of essays, Lippman gives us a brilliant, candid portrait of an unapologetically flawed life. Childhood, friendships, influences, becoming a mother in later life – Lippman’s inspiring life stories are at once specific and universal.
  • Laura Lippman

    Laura Lippman has been awarded every major prize in crime fiction. Since the publication of What the Dead Know, each of her hardcovers has hit the New York Times bestseller list. A recent recipient of the first-ever Mayor's Prize, she lives in Baltimore, New Orleans and New York City with her family. To Find out more about Laura visit www.lauralippman.com

“Candid and quirky, this book will have special appeal to fans of her crime fiction. A wryly observed collection from a reliably good writer.”
- Kirkus
“She revels in confession and connection, surprise and provocation, and she performs all with panache, wisdom, wit, and courage. Lippman asserts: “I’m a tough old bird,” and readers will declare: and one helluva true-tale teller.”
- Booklist

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