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Small Comforts: Essays at Middle Age Jeffrey Hammond

Small Comforts: Essays at Middle Age

Jeffrey Hammond

Published July 1st 2008
ISBN : 9780873389464
Paperback
170 pages
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Small Comforts quietly probes the mysteries of an ordinary life when reviewed at middle age. Essayist Jeff Hammond, a midcareer academic who examines a variety of lifelong obsessions, frustrates any expectation that lifes fogs dissipate as we age.MoreSmall Comforts quietly probes the mysteries of an ordinary life when reviewed at middle age. Essayist Jeff Hammond, a midcareer academic who examines a variety of lifelong obsessions, frustrates any expectation that lifes fogs dissipate as we age. At stake here is the need for those of us who have reached a certain age to look at who we have become with courage, honesty, and humor. Beneath the discoveries of a sometimes bewildered narrator lurks that strange sense of liberation that can brighten the process of getting older. Hammonds diverse musings on time and its effects will prompt an oddly calming discovery that many problems usually identified as midlife issues have actually been with us since childhood. In the narrators seriocomic self-effacement, Small Comforts embodies midlife retrospection with humor and tender nostalgia and is certain to appeal to the ever-growing middle-aged population.