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Value Judgments (Paperback)

Author:  Ellen Goodman
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0060976594
ISBN-13: 9780060976590
Sku: 30359102
Publish Date: 9/3/2013
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  368
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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.
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One of our most trenchant columnists takes the measure of America in the last four years.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.
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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.
Author Bio
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.

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Los Angeles Times Book Review
"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."
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0368
Product attributePublisher:   Harper Perennial
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