A strong new voice. Meredith Maran is charming and confrontational ... politically engaged ... shockingly honest."--Jeffrey Klein, Editor in Chief, "Mother Jones" In 1968 Meredith Maran was expelled from her prestigious New York high school for leading anti-war protests. Nearly thirty years later, with an ex-husband, two teenage sons, a female lover, and a mortgaged dream house on the edge of the Oakland ghetto, she's still trying to change the world ... but this time it's personal.
In "What It's Like To Live Now," Meredith Maran explores the gap between the dreams of the '60s and the realities of the '90s, in a book filled with uncommon insight--and her own wickedly subversive sense of humor. Reading "What It's Like To Live Now" is like having dinner with your funniest, most unshockable woman friend. You won't want it to end.
"Meredith Maran captures all the heartbreak and glory of coping in difficult times."--Armistead Maupin
"A delight ... a West Coast, distaff Woody Allen, with a good dollop more compassion."-- "Los Angeles Times