Value Judgments (Paperback)

Author: Goodman, Ellen

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In "Value Judgments", Ellen Goodman takes the measure of contemporary American life with the originality, common sense, and humane insight that have made her one of our most trusted and admired commentators. This book collects more than 120 of the best pieces from Goodman's renowned column, revealing her striking mind and sharp wit as she applies them to a range of topics as broad as America itself. Her enduring subject, she tells us in the book's introduction, is "the world as we experience it, a place where life spills over the retaining walls"-- and whether she is reflecting on the abortion wars, the changing roles of men and women, or the tensions and consolations of marriage and family life, her distinctive blend of cool reasonableness and sudden intuition strikes the reader again and again as the voice of our common wisdom. In everything she writes, Goodman is in search of our values, our "ethics and standards, the qualities in life that mean the most to us. The things that matter." Always genuine, continually provocative, surprising, and beguiling, "Value Judgments" leaves the reader with a refreshed and deepened understanding of the complex world that is ours.

Specifications

Publisher Lightning Source Inc
Mfg Part# 9780060976590
SKU 30359102
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0060976594
Release Date 9/3/2013
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Author Info
Ellen Goodman
The author has been a columnist and associate editor at the "Boston Globe". Her column has been syndicated in more than 400 newspapers nationally.
Praise
"If only Ellen Goodman could sit in our living room while we all watched the evening news, putting the brakes on daily life so we could better consider what we hear."
From the Publisher
Annotation This is a collection of over 120 of the best pieces from Goodman's renowned column. She discusses the abortion wars, Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas, the 1992 elections, the difficulties of marriage and family life, and more.
Editors Note One of our most trenchant columnists takes the measure of America in the last four years.
Editors Note 2 In "Value Judgments", Ellen Goodman takes the measure of contemporary American life with the originality, common sense, and humane insight that have made her one of our most trusted and admired commentators. This book collects more than 120 of the best pieces from Goodman's renowned column, revealing her striking mind and sharp wit as she applies them to a range of topics as broad as America itself. Her enduring subject, she tells us in the book's introduction, is "the world as we experience it, a place where life spills over the retaining walls"-- and whether she is reflecting on the abortion wars, the changing roles of men and women, or the tensions and consolations of marriage and family life, her distinctive blend of cool reasonableness and sudden intuition strikes the reader again and again as the voice of our common wisdom. In everything she writes, Goodman is in search of our values, our "ethics and standards, the qualities in life that mean the most to us. The things that matter." Always genuine, continually provocative, surprising, and beguiling, "Value Judgments" leaves the reader with a refreshed and deepened understanding of the complex world that is ours.
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0368
Publisher Harper Perennial
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