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The Paris Review Book of People with Problems

The Paris Review Book of People with Problems

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Who hasn't survived a tax audit, a snowstorm, a break-up, or presided over a murder? This addictively clever Paris Review anthology is not a self-help manual but a wicked elaboration on the human effort to overcome—and instigate—trouble. Throughout these pages you will find men plagued with guilt, women burdened by history, scientists bound by passion, mothers fogged with delusion, and lovers vexed with jealousy. In the theme that encompasses every life, no protagonist—or reader!—is exempt. 

Authors include Annie Proulx, Andre Dubus, Norman Rush, Charles Baxter, Wells Tower, Julie Orringer, Elizabeth Gilbert, Ben Okri, and Rick Bass.

Picador, 2005

Paperback; 384 pages