I CAME ALL THIS WAY TO MEET YOU: Writing Myself Home

我一路走來遇見你:為自己書寫回家的路

類別 : 傳記回憶錄
ISBN:978-0063039797
頁數 : 272
出版 : Ecco, 2022 年 1 月 11 日
版本 : 精裝版
版權窗口 : 繁體博達代理Mingming / 简体博達代理Changchih

內容介紹

A Most Anticipated Title from: USA Today * The Guardian * Alma * Fodor’s * AV Club * Vogue * KatieCouric.com * BookRiot * Lithub * BuzzFeed

 

「潔米·艾騰堡無疑是作家中的作家,也是非凡的天才。《我一路走來遇見你》展示了她所有最棒的天賦,她將親密感帶到最前沿,要求讀者保持親近、關注和學習。這本書是一個擁抱。這是一封寫給工作和友誼的情書。」——克利斯汀·阿內特(Kristen Arnett),《大多數死物與牙齒》作者

 

《紐約時報》暢銷書作家潔米·艾騰堡(Jami Attenberg),交出了一部光彩耀眼的回憶錄,講述她如何釋放並擁抱她的創造力——進而挽救了她的人生。

 

被譽為「現代小說大師」(娛樂周刊)和「困頓家庭的桂冠詩人」(柯克斯評論)的潔米·艾騰堡,在這部精妙、強烈又有趣的回憶錄中,向讀者揭開那個推動她走向成功的決定性時刻,讓她轉變進而創造自己的生活和聲音,主張自我的人生。她將帶領讀者穿越她曾經歷過的:獻身於藝術需要什麼?擁有自己的想法,代表什麼意思?一個女人獨自冒險穿越的世界,是什麼樣的風景?

 

作為中西部一位旅行推銷員的女兒,艾騰堡被不羈的公路人生所吸引。日常工作令她沮喪,她極度渴望靈感和新鮮體驗,流浪的渴望帶領她穿越了全國,最終環遊世界。透過這一切,她思考生命的有限性、精神世界和我們留在身後的種種問題。

 

在這些冒險中,她開始反思自己年輕時的經歷——那些創傷、挑戰和她所承擔的風險。那時她獨自駕車穿越美國,自費出書旅行,破產時癱在沙發上,而她繼續寫作:為雜誌研究文章、為小說記下想法和改進技藝,在這些過程中她成長為一名藝術家,逐漸地學習相信她的直覺,最終相信她自己。

作者介紹

轟動歐美出版界的黑馬級獲獎作家、紐約時報暢銷書作家,文字飽含對人生的迷茫彷徨和對世界的善意擁抱。著有七本小說,包括《米德斯坦一家》(Middlesteins),入圍了洛杉磯時報小說圖書獎和聖佛朗西斯學院文學獎;《無處停歇》(All Grown Up),此書一經出版便當選美國年度暢銷書、《洛杉磯時報》年度暢銷書、美國獨立書商協會選書、南加利福尼亞州獨立書商協會選書、北加利福尼亞獨立書商協會選書、亞馬遜2017年度100本圖書、2017年度《科克斯書評》小說等。她也為《紐約時報》雜誌、《華爾街日報》、《星期日泰晤士報》等刊物撰寫了有關旅行、美食、文學和城市生活的文章。她目前住在洛杉磯紐奧良。

書評

“[A] fierce memoir of personal transformation.” — USA Today

 

“I Came All This Way to Meet You details the highs and lows of finding yourself through your work and living a creative life—it’s a thrill for superfans and newcomers alike.” — Vogue

 

“Remarkable...It’s overwhelming, beautiful stuff, though always full of living, just as effective on love and promise...At some point, [Attenberg] picks up Just Kids, Patti Smith’s rightly-praised, luminescent classic about being young and brave in the New York of the early 1970s, and you can feel Attenberg revving and spinning outward from there, into a similar kind of messy, glorious ramble that also unfolds in New York (she lives for years in Brooklyn), but then New Orleans, Sicily, small bookstores across the West and most compellingly, her Midwestern youth." — Chicago Tribune

 

“[Attenberg’s] writing…shimmers with keen pragmatic observations as well as deeply perceptible humane empathy . . . I Came All This Way to Meet You is a book about the making of a writer in the best possible way – accessible, funny, illuminating. It’s a book about kindness and grief, joy and forgiveness, failures, challenges, mistakes, and hope. It’s also a terrific ode to good art and true friendship.” — Boston Globe

 

“[Attenberg] brings to the subject her gifts as a novelist: a fierce impulse toward honesty, a companionably cranky voice and an interest in the complicated, bobbing and weaving ways in which people navigate their desires. . . . Her voice and her frankness lead the way through what can sometimes feel like a maze — but the satisfactions are thick on the ground, and we follow. And when we are finished, we hold in our hands the promised ending, the book itself.” — Claire Dederer,  New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice)

 

“Ultimately, her memoir is about what it is like not to have, nor even much to want, all the things that are supposed to make a woman complete. . . . [Attenberg’s] memoir is, in other words, a powerful antidote to pernicious fantasies of the tulle-skirt-and-soya-latte kind. . . . She’s very funny, and it’s this that makes her marvelous.” — The Guardian

 

“In this latest work, novelist Attenberg (The Middlesteins; Saint Mazie) bravely shares the many lives she has lived at once—jobs held, identities navigated, homes left and returned to, hopes lost and found—all in order to support and sustain herself as a writer. . . . What Attenberg has learned about being a writer and a human offers a valuable lesson for readers seeking wholeness, healing, self-expression, and strength. The result is a humorous memoir of transformation that will delight a range of readers.” — Library Journal (starred review)

 

“To say this book was a delight to read is putting it lightly.” — The Brooklyn Rail

 

“Reading Jami Attenberg is like hanging out with a friend who encourages you— through their own example—to be your messy, vibrant, glorious self. Attenberg’s voice is equal parts wise auntie and wise-ass, whether on social media or in any of her seven increasingly well-received novels." — BookPage (Starred)

 

“I Came All This Way to Meet You—which features the shining prose that characterizes Attenberg's fiction, while allowing us a glimpse behind the curtain of her process and her personal history—is one of the most artistically invigorating books I've read in years. It made me want to sit down and write.” — Liz Moore, author of Long Bright River

 

“I Came All This Way to Meet You is the story of someone for whom writing has always been a lifeline.... To meet Jami Attenberg on this journey is a delightful and compelling experience...To meet Jami Attenberg on this journey is a delightful and compelling experience.” — Bookreporter

 

“When Attenberg writes about the past, she does so with the kind of hindsight and self-awareness only possible after deep reflection over events in your life countless times over and from varying — conflicting, even — angles.” — Gambit

海外授權

UK/Serpents Tail; German/Schöffling.

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