Bernard Cooper





Bernard Cooper

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born
in Hollywood, California, The United States
October 03, 1951

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Bernard Cooper has won numerous awards and prizes, among them the PEN/Ernest Hemingway Award, an O. Henry Prize, and literature fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and The National Endowment of the Arts.

He has published two memoirs, Maps to Anywhere and Truth Serum, as well as a novel, A Year of Rhymes, and a collection of short stories, Guess Again.

His work has appeared in Harper's Magazine, Gentleman's Quarterly, and The Paris Review and in several volumes of The Best American Essays.

He lives in Los Angeles and is the art critic for Los Angeles Magazine.


Average rating: 3.82 · 1,844 ratings · 234 reviews · 14 distinct works · Similar authors
The Bill from My Father: A ...
3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 508 ratings — published 2006 — 9 editions
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Maps to Anywhere
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Truth Serum
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Guess Again: Short Stories
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A Year of Rhymes
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My Avant-Garde Education: A...
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Indivisible: New Short Fict...
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“For me, the words 'Anything is possible' haven't served as a bolstering of hope as much as a warning to run for cover”
Bernard Cooper, The Bill from My Father: A Memoir

“Look, if the reason you two aren't speaking doesn't make sense, then the reason you contact him again doesn't have to make sense, either. If nothing makes sense, act accordingly.”
Bernard Cooper, The Bill from My Father: A Memoir

“I'm so proud of you!'' I gushed, a statement I've only recently come to realize can be a backhanded compliment, insinuating that the person you're proud of has had to overcome some character flaw to do whatevre they've done to make you proud, so what you're really saying is not that you're proud, but that you're suprised the person has made you proud.”
Bernard Cooper, The Bill from My Father: A Memoir

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