Hanging Up

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Ballantine Publishing Group, 2000 - Fiction - 278 pages
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--Los Angeles Times
"WONDERFUL. . . Eve Mozell is having a lousy day, and she hasn't even gotten past breakfast yet. Her father, a senile ex-alcoholic whose idea of a good joke is goosing his woman doctor, started phoning Eve at 6 a.m. Her teenage son, who alternately ignores and lectures her, is off to a sťance. ('You know, Mom, all doors are entrances. Think about it.') And a quick glance in the mirror turns out to be a big mistake. Oh, God, is that my face? . . . I need a vacation. No. This is just me. Me at forty-four. . . . What a terrific debut."
"Delia Ephron is blessed with the driest of wits, the tenderest of hearts, and an uncanny ear for the way people really talk. Do yourself a favor and curl up with Hanging Up--but unplug the phone first."
--Armistead Maupin
"MOVING AND FUNNY. . . In some ways, Hanging Up is a funhouse version of King Lear."

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A first adult novel from screenwriter and author Ephron (The Girl Who Changed the World, 1993, etc.) blends satire and soap opera to portray three overachieving sisters and their deteriorating father ... Read full review

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If you saw the movie you must read the book in order to make sense of the story Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Delia Ephron has written many books for adults and children and has worked as a screenwriter. She began her writing career as a journalist for New York magazine. Her work has also been published in The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, Esquire, Vogue, and other publications. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, writer and producer Jerome Kass.

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