It's a report tempered by hard times. In 'Matricide,' Daum unflinchingly describes a parent's death and the uncomfortable emotions it provokes; and in 'Diary of a Coma' she relates her own journey to the twilight of the mind. But Daum also operates in a comic register. With perfect precision, she reveals the absurdities of the marriage-industrial complex, of the New Age dating market, and of the peculiar habits of the young and digital. Elsewhere, she writes searchingly about cultural nostalgia, Joni Mitchell, and the alternating heartbreak and liberation of choosing not to have children.
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"Personal essayist and LOS ANGELES TIMES columnist Meghan Daum writes about herself. Topics include her move to Los Angeles, her motherÕs death, her dogÕs death, her marriage, and her career. Daum maintains a careful balance between whiney self-involvement and self-deprecating charm in the face of profound and universal issues. When a personal essayist reads her own work, she adds another layer of self-reflection. Through the audiobook, the listener senses DaumÕs reactions to her own writing and her own conduct. Not surprisingly, Daum likes most of what she reads. She is only occasionally amused, embarrassed, or appalled. Although not an voice actor, Daum has a good speaking voice. She is a good clear reader with a good sense of timing and pace. F.C. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"
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