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The Resource How did I get here? : making peace with the road not taken : a memoir, Jesse Browner

How did I get here? : making peace with the road not taken : a memoir, Jesse Browner

Label
How did I get here? : making peace with the road not taken : a memoir
Title
How did I get here?
Title remainder
making peace with the road not taken : a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Jesse Browner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Based on an essay he wrote for Poets & Writers magazine, Jesse Browner, a novelist who finds himself torn between his creative calling and a full-time job in the civil service, asks hard questions about the choices life imposes on us, and our tendency to believe in a parallel, alternative existence where we might have felt more fulfilled, more free, more true to ourselves. He wonders: Is the genuine artist made by single-minded devotion to his craft? Do we compromise our dreams in service to family and work? In the face of life's inevitable disappointments, how do we learn to reassess our own achievements and live without regret? These questions prompted Browner to take a hard look at the lifelong journey that brought him to this moment of existential doubt. He divides his adult life into five distinct phases: ambition, love, work, fulfillment, and wisdom. Sketching portraits of himself at each stage, he looks for the idiosyncrasies, blind spots, and commonalities that led him to question every assumption he has ever made about who he is and the nature of his ambitions, his successes, and his failures. He also draws on the lives of others, from Franz Kafka to indie rocker Elliott Smith to his own sister, in search of understanding and guidance. What he finds in his courageous quest is inspiring and honest--sometimes brutally so--touching on what it means to live a life with intention and meaning,"--Amazon.com
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
How did I get here? : making peace with the road not taken : a memoir, Jesse Browner
Link
static.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/large/1/9780062275691.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-273)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Lives of the civil servants -- On ambition : Mentor -- On love : Zion -- On freedom : Playing the lottery -- On fulfillment : Hunger artists -- On wisdom : The therapist -- Afterword : Home is where the ghosts live
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780062275691
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2014041565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)891610270
Label
How did I get here? : making peace with the road not taken : a memoir, Jesse Browner
Link
static.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/large/1/9780062275691.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-273)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Lives of the civil servants -- On ambition : Mentor -- On love : Zion -- On freedom : Playing the lottery -- On fulfillment : Hunger artists -- On wisdom : The therapist -- Afterword : Home is where the ghosts live
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780062275691
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2014041565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)891610270

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