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In Praise of Messy Lives: Essays
by Katie Roiphe
Aug. 4, 2017 - Aug. 6, 2017

Roiphe, K. (2012). In Praise of Messy Lives: Essays. The Dial Press.


The Dial Press, 2012. 288 pages.

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p.197
bombast »
(noun) pretentious inflated speech or writing
p.200
florid »
(adjective) very flowery in style; ornate / tinge…
p.181
virago »
a domineering, violent, or bad-tempered woman
p.164
rarefied »
(adjective) being less dense / (adjective) of, re…
p.146
frisson »
(noun) a brief moment of emotional excitement; sh…
p.211
children deliver us from the pressure of our ambi…
Likewise children deliver us from the pressure of…
p.209
brilliant confusion
Badinter has referred to herself as a "fanatic of…
p.207
I don't matter anymore
[...] the woman with the baby on her Facebook pag…
p.20
the secret suspicion that you might be a hack
[...] The secret suspicion that you might be a ha…
p.183
why her and not me
[...] Hillary has a much more comfortable relatio…

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