The Cost of Living by Deborah Levy

From the twice-Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Hot Milk and Swimming Home : Dazzling, essential, entirely unlike anything else -- a memoir on modern womanhood, rejecting oppressive social expectations and turning instead towards a thrilling, transformative freedom What does it mean to be free - as an artist, a woman, a mother or daughter? And what is the price of that freedom? In this dazzling memoir, Deborah Levy confronts the essential questions of modern womanhood with humour, pragmatism, and profoundly resonant wisdom. Reflecting on the period when she wrote the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted Hot Milk - when her mother was dying, her daughters were leaving home, her marriage was coming to an end - she is characteristically eloquent on the social expectations and surreal realities of daily life. And expanding far beyond these bounds, she describes a uniquely frank, wise and thrilling manifesto for female experience: embracing the exhilarating terror of freedom, seeking to understand what that freedom could mean and how it might feel.

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The 955th greatest nonfiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 84th on The 100 best books of the 21st century (The Guardian)

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The Cost of Living: A Working Autobiography Kindle Edition 250813 $9.99 2018
El coste de vivir: Autobiografía en construcción / The Cost of Living: A Working Autobiography (Spanish Edition) Paperback 4423242 $10.54 $10.44 2019
The Cost of Living: A Working Autobiography Hardcover 73173 $6.00 $5.99 2018
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The Cost of Living Hardcover 5522647 $14.74 $5.22
El coste de vivir (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 1767710 2019
The Cost of Living: A Working Autobiography Paperback 507322 $10.92 $4.26 2019