Someone Will Be with You Shortly

Someone Will Be with You Shortly : Notes from a Perfectly Imperfect Life

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Lisa Kogan is a forty-nine-year-old single woman who maintains that every human being deserves a great mattress, a comfortable pair of shoes, and a very smart shrink, and that no one has grown a decent tomato since 1963. She used to think the world wasn't all that complicated, but along came AIDS and crack and Rush Limbaugh, and she had to think again. Still, she's nostalgic for that time when you had to walk all the way across the room to change channels and there was no such thing as a spy satellite capable of spotting a precancerous mole on her left thigh. In "Someone Will Be with You Shortly," Kogan grapples with issues big (her six-year-old daughter, Julia, and the 8,000 miles that separate them from Julia's father) and small (her recent apartment renovation, which consisted of turning over the sofa cushions and then realizing that they looked better the other way) with the self-deprecating humor and deep appreciation for what really matters that have made her column in "O, The Oprah Magazine" so beloved. Here is a book for anyone who has ever been unnerved by pleather pants, lunch meat, or ambivalent men (not necessarily in that order), but believes that life is a fragile bit of luck well worth living.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 132.08 x 205.74 x 22.86mm | 272.15g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0061735027
  • 9780061735028
  • 1,072,498

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"It's no mystery why O magazine's Lisa Kogan is a beloved columnist. She's self-deprecating enough to be easily relatable, whimsical enough to be reliably entertaining, and clever enough to disguise a gut-socking revelation."--Elle
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