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    • Sharp

    • By: Michelle Dean
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dorothy Parker, Rebecca West, Hannah Arendt, Mary McCarthy, Susan Sontag, Pauline Kael, Joan Didion, Nora Ephron, Renata Adler, and Janet Malcolm - these brilliant women are the central figures of Sharp. Their lives intertwine as they cut through the cultural and intellectual history of America in the 20th century, arguing as fervently with each other as they did with the sexist attitudes of the men who often undervalued their work as critics and essayists.These women are united by what Dean terms as "sharpness", the ability to cut to the quick with precision of thought and wit, a claiming of power through writing rather than position. 

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    • By Tami on 05-22-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Sharp

    • The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion
    • By: Michelle Dean
    • Narrated by: Vanessa Labrie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
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    From acclaimed literary critic Michelle Dean, winner of the National Book Critics Circle's 2016 Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing, a powerful portrait of 10 writers who managed to make their voices heard amidst a climate of sexism and nepotism. Featuring writers from the 1920s to the 1990s, including Dorothy Parker, Rebecca West, Hannah Arendt, Mary McCarthy, Susan Sontag, Pauline Kael, Joan Didion, Nora Ephron, Renata Adler and Janet Malcolm.

    • The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion
    • By: Michelle Dean
    • Narrated by: Vanessa Labrie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 05-03-18
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    • Monkey Day Care

    • By: Michelle Dean
    • Narrated by: Mia Gaskin
    • Length: 24 mins
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    As a toddler in 1981 and 1982, I attended a day care with monkeys. Or, perhaps more precisely, I was part of a study in the form of a day care that involved monkeys. I was two, then three. I remember nothing. I know about it because my dad liked to tease me about it. If I made a mess at dinner, came in with dirty knees and elbows, or was otherwise slobby, he’d say, "It was the monkeys."

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    • Love, Actually

    • By: Michelle Dean
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 12 mins
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    Probably no one had more justification to complain about Robert Lowell in print than Elizabeth Hardwick did. Though they were married for 23 years, their union was worn down by Lowell's nearly annual hospitalizations for manic depression, his endless philandering, and his alcoholism. At the end of it, almost on a whim, he left her for the writer and “muse” - always a loaded term, that - Lady Caroline Blackwood.

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    • Drunk Confessions

    • By: Michelle Dean
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 19 mins
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    Women and the clichés of the literary drunkard.

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