Book #Giveaway: The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate whose title essay captured the world's attention in 2012 and turned her into an icon for her generation.

Marina Keegan's star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York International Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at The New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash.

As her family, friends, and classmates, deep in grief, joined to create a memorial service for Marina, her unforgettable last essay for The Yale Daily News, "The Opposite of Loneliness,” went viral, receiving more than 1.4 million hits. She had struck a chord.

Even though she was just twenty-two when she died, Marina left behind a rich, expansive trove of prose that, like her title essay, captures the hope, uncertainty, and possibility of her generation.

The Opposite of Loneliness is an assem­blage of Marina's essays and stories that, like The Last Lecture, articulates the universal struggle that all of us face as we figure out what we aspire to be and how we can harness our talents to make an impact on the world.

Author Bio
Marina Keegan (1989–2012) was an award-winning author, journalist, playwright, poet, actress, and activist. Her nonfiction has been published in the New York Times; her fiction has been published on and read on NPR's Selected Shorts; her musical, Independents, was a New York Times Critics' Pick. Marina's final essay for the Yale Daily News, "The Opposite of Loneliness," became an instant global sensation, viewed by more than 1.4 million people from ninety-eight countries.

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The Giveaway
One U.S. reader will win a copy of The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan.

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  1. Paty pulido said...

    every second with you by lauren blakely

  2. Meghan said...

    I am currently reading Collision Course. It's very sweet.

  3. Patricia said...

    Ann Patchett's new book, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage.

  4. Carl Scott said...

    I just received Marie Brennan's The Tropic of Serpents. That looks like it will be a lot of fun. Thanks.

  5. holdenj said...

    Currently, I'm reading The Accident by Chris Pavone. Very good so far!

  6. Nancy said...

    Recently I finished reading a book by Steve Berry. Like all his books it was great. The Columbus Connection was the title.

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  7. Katherine Ivan said...

    I'm currently reading UNDER THE WIDE AND STARRY SKY, which is historical fiction that tells the tale of romance between Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson (TREASURE ISLAND) and his American wife, Fanny.

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