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I've tried being nice : essays / Ann Leary.

Leary, Ann, (author.).

"Having arrived at a certain age (her prime), Ann Leary casts a wry backward glance at a life spent trying -- and often failing -- to be nice. With wit and surprising candor, Leary recounts the bedlam of home bat invasions, an obsession with online personality tests, and the mortification of taking ballroom dance lessons with her actor husband. She describes hilarious red-carpet fiascos and other observations from the sidelines of fame, while also touching upon her more poignant struggles with alcoholism, her love for her family, her dogs, and so much more. Prepare to laugh, cry, cringe and revel in the comically relatable chaos of Ann Leary's life as revealed in this delightful collection of essays."-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 1982120347
  • ISBN: 9781982120344
  • Physical Description: 228 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York: Marysue Rucci Books Scr, 2024.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Some essays published previously in other books and magazines.
Formatted Contents Note:
I've tried being nice -- States of mind -- Coming of age -- Needlers -- Planet Mom -- Batman -- The deep, dark me -- Three-drinks-short -- Old dog, new tricks -- Love means nothing (in tennis) -- The fixer -- Red-carpet diaries -- Empty nest -- Open house -- The greenhouse effect -- Travel travails -- Shall we dance? -- The golden hour -- My life in dogs -- On being nice.
Subject: Leary, Ann.
Self-actualization (Psychology) in women.
Self-realization in women.
Middle-aged women > United States > Biography.
Middle-aged women > United States > Anecdotes.
Genre: Humor.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
New Oxford Library BIOG LEAR-A (Text) 35740636068280 New Nonfiction Checked Out 07/03/2024

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