The Opposite of Loneliness

The Opposite of Loneliness : Essays and Stories

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Marina Keegan's star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York International Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at the New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash. As her family, friends, and classmates, deep in grief, joined to create a memorial service for Marina, her unforgettable last essay for the Yale Daily News, "The Opposite of Loneliness," went viral, receiving more than 1.4 million hits. She had struck a chord. Even though she was just twenty-two when she died, Marina left behind a rich, expansive trove of prose that, like her title essay, captures the hope, uncertainty, and possibility of her generation. The Opposite of Loneliness is an assem-blage of Marina's essays and stories that, like The Last Lecture, articulates the universal struggle that all of us face as we figure out what we aspire to be and how we can harness our talents to make an impact on the world.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 135 x 190 x 15mm | 72g
  • Old Saybrook, CT, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 149455125X
  • 9781494551254
  • 1,359,939

Review quote

"Keegan brings self-awareness to the collective insecurity of her peers even as she captures it with a precision that only comes from someone who feels it too. How unfortunate that she will never know the value readers will find in her work." ---Publishers Weekly
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About Marina Keegan

Marina Keegan is the author of several essays and articles. She wrote for the "Yale Daily News" and co-wrote the musical "Independents." After she graduated from Yale University in May 2012, Marina was killed in a car crash on Cape Cod.
"AudioFile" Earphones Award winner Emily Woo Zeller has been described by "AudioFile" magazine as doing "an extraordinary job of varying the voices in the dialogue without losing the intimacy of the story." While she specializes in Asian American narratives, Emily's work spans a broad spectrum, including young adult fiction.
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