Missing Men: A Memoir #(2020)
- Title: Missing Men: A Memoir
- Author: Joyce Johnson
- ISBN: 9780143035237
- Page: 359
- Format: Paperback
From the author of Minor Characters, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award an intricate and compelling O, The Oprah Magazine memoir that chronicles her childhood and her two ill fated marriagesJoyce Johnson s classic memoir of growing up female in the 1950s, Minor Characters, was one of the initiators of an important new genre the personal story of a minoFrom the author of Minor Characters, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award an intricate and compelling O, The Oprah Magazine memoir that chronicles her childhood and her two ill fated marriagesJoyce Johnson s classic memoir of growing up female in the 1950s, Minor Characters, was one of the initiators of an important new genre the personal story of a minor player on history s stage In Missing Men, a memoir that tells her mother s story as well as her own, Johnson constructs an equally unique self portrait as she examines, from a woman s perspective, the far reaching reverberations of fatherlessness Telling a story that has shaped itself around absences, Missing Men presents us with the arc and flavor of a unique New York life from the author s adventures as a Broadway stage child to her fateful encounters with the two fatherless artists she marries Joyce Johnson s voice has never been compelling.
Recent Comments "Missing Men: A Memoir"
This book takes up where Minor Characters left off and made of an impression on me Very well drawn characters and interesting insights into the NYC arts community at the time in all its snobbishness her comment about the photos of the first wife wearing the corsage at the Ohio art opening as well as the intensity those passionate conversations about art and the jealousies and hopes of that marginalized group I respected the insights of those artist and their willingness to sacrifice so much to [...]
so this book reminded me a lot of books i have read about women from the generation between my grandmother and my mother This woman was in her mid 60s when she wrote this memoir in 2004 now this woman has had an amazing life she worked with Marlon Brando on stage as a child she shacked up with Jack Keroauc and she lived a Beat artists like in NYC oh and her dream came true she is the published author she always knew she could be total girl power But when you read about her private life, it sound [...]
Minor Characters is one of my favorite books, so this was especially a disappointment The idea was amazing part of me wishes I could have edited this for the author But details were poorly used, the structure was unbalanced, and there wasn t a very strong beginning or end, to any of the sections or to the memoir as a whole It was a really amazing concept memoir and I could see what she was trying to do, but the execution just didn t work, and that was SUCH a let down, because I love her work and [...]
Dear Joyce,I love you I love the way you talk about men in this and Minor Characters with equal parts awe and resignation and level headedness I wish this had been in line with the title and less just your continued memoir, but I enjoyed it alot I liked the pictures, I feel like I know the boys from your life I feel like they were sort of all the same boyYou re great.
i heart joyce johnson not as good as minor characters, though i do love the whole middle of the book about her marriage to her first husband, jim.
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