Abandonment issue: when do you give up on a book? | Books | The GuardianMantel was the first woman to receive the award twice, following in the footsteps of J. Coetzee , Peter Carey and J. Farrell who posthumously won the Lost Man Booker Prize. The family, without her father but with Jack Mantel —  who by now had moved in with them, relocated to Romiley , Cheshire, and Jack became her unofficial stepfather. She has explored her family background, the mainspring of much of her fiction, in her memoir, Giving Up the Ghost. Although she lost her religious faith at age 12, she says it left a permanent mark on her:. You grow up believing that you're wrong and bad.
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In , near the beginning of the MP3 audio book craze, the New York Times charmingly detailed the listening habits of New York authors, who dabbled in Dostoyevsky as they strolled around with their dachshunds:. Thanks in part to the ubiquity of iPods other gadgets, audio books remain popular despite turmoil in the publishing industry - experiencing a modest growth in sales in past years. But do all the myriad benefits that books provide - intellectual enrichment, emotional fulfillment, entertainment - really transmit just as well through sound? Opinions among book lovers differ as to what it means to read "Ulysses" through ear buds on the drive to work. I don't think I retain as much that way, plus I get distracted with other things.
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I had given up animal-derived foods to find out what it did for my health. After 30 years of indiscriminate eating, I finally gave the ethical issue surrounding animal food some honest thought, and ended up going vegan completely. You voluntarily enter the moral Twilight Zone. You discover a grotesque inconsistency between the beliefs people express and their behavior. A new vegan also encounters a bizarre compulsion in many otherwise friendly people to talk as loudly to you as possible about how delicious and juicy steak is.
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