Marion Winik Above Us Only Sky Essay

Marion Winik: Personal EssaysSince 1991, NPR listeners have been receiving dispatches from Marion Winik's home front, sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking and often both. She has collected and expanded her on-air essays in five books, including her most recent, Above Us Only Sky.

I Love My Kids — But Give Me a Break

A Partially Empty Nest, with Mixed Feelings

Karma Pays a Call at a Book Fair Audition

Cleaning House, and Cherishing Memories

It's 4/20; Where Are All My Co-Workers?

A Dead Cat, a Court Date and Parenthood

Mardi Gras Revelry: A Contribution to New Orleans

Barter and the Country's Real GDP

Setting Sail with Family, Imperfections in Tow

From Agnostic to Atheist

A Girl, a Dog and a Dad: Ghosts in Real Life

Understanding the Lure of Anti-Depressants

  A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

   When Marion Winik fell in love with Tony Heubach during a wild Mardi Gras in New Orleans, her friends shook their heads.  For starters, she was straight and he was gay.  But Marion and Tony's impossible love turned out to be true enough to produce a marriage and two beautiful sons, true enough to weather drug addiction, sexual  A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

   When Marion Winik fell in love with Tony Heubach during a wild Mardi Gras in New Orleans, her friends shook their heads.  For starters, she was straight and he was gay.  But Marion and Tony's impossible love turned out to be true enough to produce a marriage and two beautiful sons, true enough to weather drug addiction, sexual betrayal, and the AIDS that would kill Tony at the age of thirty-seven, twelve years after they met. 
   In a memoir heartbreaking and hilarious by turns, Marion Winik tells a story that is all more powerful for the way in which it defies easy judgments.  As it charts the trajectory of a marriage so impossible that it became inevitable, First Comes Love reminds us—poignantly indelibly—that every story is a special case....more

Paperback, 272 pages

Published May 27th 1997 by Vintage (first published 1996)

0 comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *