Sunday, April 25, 2021

"Why Didn't You Just Do What You Were Told?: Essays"

New from Bloomsbury USA: Why Didn't You Just Do What You Were Told?: Essays by Jenny Diski.

About the book, from the publisher:

Jenny Diski was a fearless writer, for whom no subject was too difficult, even her own cancer diagnosis. Her columns in the London Review of Books – selected here by her editor and friend Mary-Kay Wilmers, on subjects as various as death, motherhood, sexual politics and the joys of solitude – have been described as 'virtuoso performances', and 'small masterpieces'.

From Highgate Cemetery to the interior of a psychiatric hospital, from Tottenham Court Road to the icebergs of Antarctica, Why Didn't You Just Do What You Were Told? is a collective interrogation of the universal experience from a very particular psyche: original, opinionated – and mordantly funny.
Visit Jenny Diski's website.

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