The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories (Compact Disc)

By Marina Keegan, Emily Woo Zeller (Read by), Anne Fadiman (Introduction by)
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Description


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 assem blage 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.

About the Author


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 NewYorker.com, 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 98 countries. For more information, please visit TheOppositeofLoneliness.com.

"AudioFile" Earphones Award winner Emily Woo Zeller has been described by "AudioFile" magazine as doing "an extraordinary job of varying the voices in the dialogue without losing the intimacy of the story." While she specializes in Asian American narratives, Emily's work spans a broad spectrum, including young adult fiction.

Anne Fadiman is the editor of The American Scholar and the author of two books of nonfiction, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down and Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader. Her essays and articles have appeared in Harper's Magazine, The New Yorker, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, among other publications.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781494501259
ISBN-10: 1494501252
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Publication Date: April 8th, 2014
Language: English