Getting There

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About the author:
In 1997, rookie newspaper reporter Mary Fortune was given the opportunity to write a twice-weekly column for the Whitfield-Murray Advertiser jokingly called "Will write for food." Then, in 2002, while she was working for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, her editor asked her to be one of a group of women writing about life in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s. Having just turned 30, she was eager to write about life with her husband and 2-year-old son. Her "My life: 30s" columns run the gamut from funny stories about kids and camping to accounts of her mom's fight with cancer and the difficulties and joys of marriage. This book contains all of her columns, including a few that were never published in the paper. As she wraps up her 30s and begins documenting another decade, this book is our gift to her.

Getting There

Fifteen years of my life in columns

Authored by Mary Fortune

Columnist Mary Fortune writes as if her hair is burning. Her thoughts pour out in delightfully syncopated sentences between frantic gulps of air. There should be an asterisk after each idea, like a breath mark in a piece of music.
The result of all this ventilating is an unfiltered (even giddy) honesty about the joys and heartaches of being a modern working mother who aches with love for her two little sons and her good husband, Jim.
Since starting her My Life: 30s column in the Chattanooga Times Free Press about 10 years ago, Mary has given up life as a meagerly paid journalist for a life as a corporate communicator. As a result, her monthly columns have an authentic quality that comes shockingly close to pure truth, as if the ideas have been tumbling around in her brain until they are completely smooth and sincere.

Publication Date:
1469937530 / 9781469937533
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Non-Classifiable / Non-Classifiable

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