The End of Eve

The End of Eve

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At age 39, Ariel Gore has everything she's always wanted: a successful writing career, a long-term partnership, a beautiful if tiny home, a daughter in college and a son in preschool. But life's happy endings don't always last. If it's not one thing, after all, it's your mother. Her name is Eve. Her epic temper tantrums have already gotten her banned from three cab companies in Portland. And she's here to announce that she's dying. "Pitifully, Ariel," she sighs. "You're all I have." Ariel doesn't want to take care of her crazy dying mother, but she knows she will. It's the right thing to do, isn't it? And, anyway, how long could it go on? "Don't worry," Eve says. "If I'm ever a burden, I'll just blow my brains out." Amidst the chaos of clowns and hospice workers, pie and too much whiskey, Ariel's own ten-year relationship begins to unravel. Darkly humorous and intimately human, The End of Eve redefines the meaning of family and everything we've ever been taught to call "love."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 237 pages
  • 140 x 228 x 16mm | 339.99g
  • Portland, United States
  • English
  • 0986000795
  • 9780986000799
  • 753,910

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Ariel Gore is the author of the best-selling Hip Mama Survival Guide and How to Become A Famous Writer as well as the publisher of Hip Mama Magazine, which will relaunch at the same time as the publication of her memoir, The End of Eve, on March 1, 2014. Both in print and on the website Hip Mama Magazine will support and promote this memoir. In any given year, almost 30% of the U.S. population will be caring for an ill, disabled, or aging friend or family member, so The End of Eve speaks to the baby boomer audience sandwiched between taking care of both their children and their parents. In addition, Ariel's story includes her break-up with her long time girlfriend and will appeal to the LGBT and the women's memoir audience.
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Ariel Gore is the author of the best-selling "Hip Mama Survival Guide" and " How to Become A Famous Writer" as well as the publisher of "Hip Mama Magazine," which will relaunch at the same time as the publication of her memoir, "The End of Eve," on March 1, 2014. Both in print and on the website "Hip Mama Magazine" will support and promote this memoir. In any given year, almost 30% of the U.S. population will be caring for an ill, disabled, or aging friend or family member, so "The End of Eve" speaks to the baby boomer audience sandwiched between taking care of both their children and their parents. In addition, Ariel's story includes her break-up with her long time girlfriend and will appeal to the LGBT and the women's memoir audience.
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"Ariel Gore has changed my mind twice before, on motherhood and happiness-- now she's stunned me thrice. This is the story of the world's most startlingly insane, beautiful mother who was supposed to die in one year-- but nearly killed her entire family and staff before she was through. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll need a bucket. Don't die-- or surrender!-- before you read her tale."
-- Susie Bright, "Mommy's Little Girl: Susie Bright on Sex, Motherhood, Pornography, and Cherry Pi"

"Dorothy Parker famously said 'there are no happy endings, ' but Ariel Gore's sweet, tough, elegant account of her mother's last days is absurdly happy--if happy means inhabiting life in all its mess, distress, beauty and occasional hilarity. A near-perfect gem."
-- Karen Karbo, "Julia Child Rules: Lessons on Savoring Life"

"The depth of insight of "The End of Eve" often took my breath away. Not to mention its drop-dead humor, the sadness, and the rage. Ariel Gore's memoir is in its essence a how to book. In the face of death, our grief, how to breathe, how to be brave, how to be funny, how to be authentic. How to make it through. But most of all: tenderness -- how Ariel puts human tenderness on the page is an act of poetry damn close to sublime."
-- Tom Spanbauer, "In The City of Shy Hunters"
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About Ariel Gore

Ariel Gore is the publisher of Hip Mama Magazine. Her books include Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness; How to Become a Famous Writer Before You re Dead; The Traveling Death and Resurrection Show; Atlas of the Human Heart; and The Hip Mama's Survival Guide. She lives in Santa Fe, NM.
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573 ratings
4.16 out of 5 stars
5 43% (244)
4 36% (207)
3 17% (100)
2 3% (15)
1 1% (7)
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