Necessary Sins: A Memoir

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Random House Publishing Group, Mar 27, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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When Lynn Darling met Lee Lescaze at the Washington Post, they could not have been more different. He was older, married, more “establishment,” a celebrated foreign correspondent and editor. She, who entered Harvard at age sixteen, was a brilliant wild child of the sixties. She lived life in the present tense, where every affair was an adventure. Then Darling fell in love and everything changed.

This is a story of the many lessons love can teach us, of a marriage turned upside down and inside out, and all the tenderness, thrills, comfort, and yes, even disappointment, that comes with the territory. Lynn Darling thought she knew the narrative of her own life, until it really began with her “one true north,” and now, ten years after his death, her story is still unfolding.


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User Review  - bobbieharv - LibraryThing

Good story about her passionate affair with a fellow Washington Post writer, the breakup of his marriage, and his death from cancer. Her writing seemed a little off, maybe because she's a journalist. Read full review

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User Review  - reincarn - Overstock.com

I thought this book was written and told so honestly. She didnt make excuses but told the story of her involvement and marriage to a man that was already taken. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
13
Section 2
29
Section 3
43
Section 4
65
Section 5
77
Section 6
95
Section 7
109
Section 8
129
Section 9
145
Section 10
155
Section 11
163
Section 12
193
Section 13
220
Section 14
228
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About the author (2007)

Lynn Darling's work has appeared in The Washington Post, Esquire, Harper's Bazaar, The Traveller, and Elle among others. She lives with her daughter in New York City.


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