No Hurry to Get Home

No Hurry to Get Home

The Memoir of the New Yorker Writer Whose Unconventional Life and Adventures Spanned the Twentieth Century

eBook - 2014
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Originally published in 1970, under the title TIMES AND PLACES* *a memoir, this book is a collection of twenty-three of her articles from The New Yorker, published between 1937 and 1970. Well-reviewed upon first publication, the book was re-published under the current title in 2000 with a Foreword by Sheila McGrath, a long-time colleague of hers at The New Yorker, and an Introduction by Ken Cuthbertson, author of Nobody Said Not to Go: The Life, Loves and Adventures of Emily Hahn. One of the pieces in the book starts with the line, "Though I had always wanted to be an opium addict, I can't claim that as a reason why I went to China." Hahn was seized by a wanderlust that led her to explore nearly every corner of the world. She traveled solo to the Belgian Congo at the age of twenty-five. She was the concubine of a Chinese poet in Shanghai in the 1930s--where she did indeed become and opium addict for two years. For many years, she spent part of every year in New York City and part of her time living with her husband, Charles Boxer, in England. Through the course of these twenty-three distinct pieces, Emily Hahn gives us a glimpse of the tremendous range of her interests, the many places in the world she visited and her extraordinary perception of the things, large and small, that are important in a life.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Open Road Integrated Media,, 2014
ISBN: 9781497619470
Characteristics: 1 online resource (324 pages)


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Jun 08, 2018

What a great writer - her description of her mother's sending her and her sister off to school in Chicago wearing bloomers and reactions of those who encountered her is so well written that it could be applied to today. Enjoyed her style and frankness - she relates her addiction to opium with clear eyed candor.


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