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Anne Fadima is the editor of The American Scholar, Recipient of a National Magazine Award for Reporting, she has written for Civilization, Harper's, Life, and The New York Times, among other publications. She lives in New York City. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Obras por Anne Fadiman

Associated Works

The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories (2014) — Introdução, algumas edições1,253 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2004 (2004) — Contribuidor — 289 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2001 (2001) — Contribuidor — 235 exemplares
The David Foster Wallace Reader (2014) — Posfácio, algumas edições226 exemplares
A Life in Medicine: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares
The Best American Magazine Writing 2003 (2003) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
The Best American Magazine Writing 2002 (2002) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
The Best American Magazine Writing 2001 (2001) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
Celebrate Cricket: 30 Years of Stories and Art (2003) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
The Analog Sea Review: Number Three (2020) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
New York, New York, USA
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Radcliffe College (AB|1975)
Francis Writer-in-Residence, Yale College
magazine editor
Fadiman, Clifton (father)
Jacoby, Annalee (mother)
Colt, George Howe (spouse)
Lesser, Wendy (college roommate)
The American Scholar
Yale University
Prémios e menções honrosas
National Magazine award for Reporting
Steven Barclay Agency

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Anne Fadiman is the daughter of Clifton Fadiman and World War II correspondent and author Annalee Jacoby Fadiman. She came to national attention with her 1997 award-winning book "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down." Fadiman was a founding editor of the Library of Congress magazine Civilization, and was the editor of The American Scholar.



Grin recommended this book to me after we had a conversation about different cultural perspectives re medicine and wellness. If you have any interest in global health and/or how the US health care system treats immigrants and refugees, this is a must-read. Anne Fadiman's a brilliant writer, and in this book she takes a personal interest in the Hmong family on which the story is based, so it's an especially moving account vs. what you might read about medical anthropology in a journal or magazine.… (mais)
LibrarianDest | 124 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
One of the joys of my life was my subscription to The American Scholar when it was edited by Anne Fadiman. When she was fired I, like many others, cancelled my subscription. In my note to the mag I asked them to forward my refund to her so she could buy herself a beer. Should I have made it a glass of wine? After reading this book, I'm glad I didn't. Anne's big secret is that she doesn't like wine.

This book is a real treat, a memoir about growing up in the kind of household I would have wished for myself, the kind of household where people read and valued each other as readers.

Clifton Fadiman was what was known as a public intellectual. We don't have them now really, ours are more hidden, not very public. It's a bit like comparing late night shows today, with their quick lockstep 7 minute interviews of people in the news, with old Jack Paar and Dick Cavett shows that aired on Prime Time, with all the guests on air the full hour interacting with each other. Sometime with only one guest for the whole hour. Today we do get long interviews of knowledgeable people, but mostly from places like the 92nd Street Y in New York.

Anyway, in this memoir, which is also a biography, Anne tells us of her father and his family and their history as they came to the US, started businesses, went to university, taught, and wrote. She also tells us about her dad's love of wine.

If you like memoirs of life in New York in mid-20th century, this one will please you greatly.
… (mais)
Dokfintong | 6 outras críticas | Dec 29, 2023 |
2.75 stars. I wanted to love this book, because I love books and reading in general.

The author loves words, and the more obscure, the better, it seems. This was what turned me off the most, because it just seemed so pretentious. I'm an avid reader who reads a wide variety of genres, authors, etc., and there were a ridiculous number of words I didn't understand. Since I was reading this for fun, I didn't want to have to look up all those words in a dictionary. Suffice it to say, this isn't super layperson-friendly.

There were some stories here and there that I enjoyed, though I wasn't particularly inspired by the books or authors mentioned within. Fadiman and I have very different moral and religious beliefs, as well, so I didn't connect with her much.

There is profanity here, including the name of Christ used as an exclamation.
… (mais)
RachelRachelRachel | 209 outras críticas | Nov 21, 2023 |
A refreshing different look at a Book on Books, by a very bookish person from a literary family.
Beautiful descriptive language, clever wording, good turns of phrase, ample literary morsels.
“Americans admire success. Englishmen admire heroic failure.” p24
“Catalogues: our mailbox hatches them by spontaneous generation, I know they really are the offspring of promiscuous mailing lists, which copulate in secret and for money.” p114
Big vocabulary, I frequently looked up words. Eg sesquipedalian (polysyllabic; long word).
… (mais)
GeoffSC | 209 outras críticas | Aug 20, 2023 |



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