Leap Days

Leap Days

Chronicles of A Midlife Move

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Grand Central Pub
Katherine Lanpher, whose essays have appeared in the New York Times and More magazine, officially moved to Manhattan on a leap day, transferring from a rooted life in the Midwest to a new job, a new city, and a new sense of who she was. But re-invention is a tricky business and starting over in the middle of life isn't for the feint of heart.

Katherine Lanpher's short essay on her first six months in New York--"A Manhattan Admonition" was published last August in the New York Times op-ed page and remained on their list of most e-mailed stories for weeks. Now she has written a book chronicling how her past life and loves have prepared her for unexpected discoveries in her new home. Lanpher looks back on her marriage, her early days in newspapers, and her childhood in the Midwest. And, with startling insight, she examines her new world--how beauty is defined in New York, how the landscape differs from the Midwest, and how good food and books have been constants in her life.

The tone of her essays mixes the emotional depth of Anna Quindlen with the quirky wit of David Sedaris.


Baker & Taylor
A compilation of the author's essays on the subject of reinventing oneself at midlife draws on personal experience to describe her transfer from an established life in the Midwest to a new job, new city, and new sense of identity.

Hachette Book Group
Katherine Lanpher, whose essays have appeared in the New York Times and More magazine, officially moved to Manhattan on a leap day, transferring from a rooted life in the Midwest to a new job, a new city, and a new sense of who she was. But re-invention is a tricky business and starting over in the middle of life isn't for the feint of heart.

Katherine Lanpher's short essay on her first six months in New York--"A Manhattan Admonition" was published last August in the New York Times op-ed page and remained on their list of most e-mailed stories for weeks. Now she has written a book chronicling how her past life and loves have prepared her for unexpected discoveries in her new home. Lanpher looks back on her marriage, her early days in newspapers, and her childhood in the Midwest. And, with startling insight, she examines her new world--how beauty is defined in New York, how the landscape differs from the Midwest, and how good food and books have been constants in her life.

The tone of her essays mixes the emotional depth of Anna Quindlen with the quirky wit of David Sedaris.


Baker
& Taylor

A witty and wise compilation of essays on the subject of reinventing oneself at midlife draws on personal experience to describe her transfer from an established life in the Midwest to a new job, new city, and new sense of identity, looking back on her own past and offering keen insights into her new world in New York City, as well as the constants in her life.

Publisher: New York : Springboard Press, 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780821258309
0821258303
Branch Call Number: BIO Lanpher LAN
Characteristics: 231 p. ;,22 cm.

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Oct 28, 2017

I was a reader of her columns in the St Paul Pioneer press once upon a time and listened when she was knocking around twin cities radio. I got the same feeling from her book that I did from her columns. Interesting, sometimes funny and very relate able. An easy read for me.

I enjoyed her adventures as she moved from Minnesota to become a New Yorker from the correct way to hail a cab to getting used to downsizing to a NY-sized apartment.

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