Necessary Sins: A Memoir
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.
From the Hardcover edition.
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NECESSARY SINS: A MemoirUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Multilayered memoir chronicles a young woman's growth into adulthood, probing the ethics of adultery and portraying an enviable, mature marriage.Darling was a fledgling Washington Post reporter when ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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