Everyday Matters: A Love Story
This is the story of a life that has spanned much of the twentieth century. It is the story of a long and happy marriage, of advances in women’s rights, of forging a career as a writer (including the excitement of a big Hollywood sale), of the sometimes bewildering pace of progress, and of raising a family in a rapidly changing world. With her wit, insightful storytelling, and keen ear for offbeat anecdotes, Nardi Reeder Campion speaks for a generation that has traveled from the roaring twenties into the twenty-first century.
“We were before pantyhose, penicillin, and the pill . . . ”
Campion’s address to a reunion of her Wellesley College class of 1938 has earned her a niche in cyberspace. Endlessly circulated via e-mail and even featured in the Ann Landers columns, it combines Campion’s charm, wisdom, and self-deprecating humor. She has now written a memoir distinguished by those same qualities.
“In our day, we got married first and then lived together. How quaint can you be?”
Campion’s memoir is, in part, the story of a long and loving marriage, one that lasted fifty-nine years and “survived four jobs, seven books, nine homes, and nineteen pets (not counting gerbils).” Whether she is describing the joys of marriage to a fun-loving husband or the pain of her son’s emotional breakdown, the (sometimes mixed) blessings of grandchildren or the difficult decision to move into a retirement home, Campion’s deft mix of humor and candor yields an appealing and engaging narrative. Always seeking to discover what is worthwhile, she writes movingly about love and about death.
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We Were Before Pantyhose Penicillin and the Pill
Army Brat 1 Votes for Women
At Sea with General MacArthur
Women Can Slay Dragons
The Great Book Escape
The Undiscovered Country
My Pen Pal E B White
Speak What You Feel
What? Me Cook for Craig Claiborne?
Searching for Robert Louis Stevenson
Here Beginneth a New LifeAmherst Massachusetts 26 Six Rules to Live
Mother Leads the
Left at the Gas Station
After the Kids Leave the Fun Starts 29 Grandchildren Are the Real Payoff
The Bent Twig
The Girl with the Glass
The Little Princess of Fort Amador
Wellesley College 10 Why Send a Girl to College?
A Yearn to Learn
Something Only a Real Friend Would
Failure and Orson Welles
The Little Colonels Knight Comes Riding in Joe Kennedy Jr s Car
If You Come to a Fork in the Road Take
Pregnancy and Pearl Harbor
New York on
From Magazine Article to Movie Contract
My Husband the Jokester
Father Knows Best?
My Husband the Car Thief
What Is Really Worth While?
New York on 1000
Lost in the Moscow Metro
Landing in Ann Landers
Fifty Years of Sex 35 Fifty Years of
Theres No Such Thing As a TwentyFiveCent
Is a Harvard Man Smarter Than a Chicken?
We Quit Drinking
Nobody Wants to Interview Hillary
The Beginning of the
Making Do and Carrying
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