Anne Fadiman





Anne Fadiman

Author profile


born
in New York, New York, The United States
August 07, 1953

gender
female

website

genre


About this author

Anne Fadiman, the daughter of Annalee Whitmore Jacoby Fadiman, a screenwriter and foreign correspondent, and Clifton Fadiman, an essayist and critic, was born in New York City in 1953. She graduated in 1975 from Harvard College, where she began her writing career as the undergraduate columnist at Harvard Magazine. For many years, she was a writer and columnist for Life, and later an Editor-at-Large at Civilization. She has won National Magazine Awards for both Reporting (1987) and Essays (2003), as well as a National Book Critics Circle Award for The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader, a collection of first-person essays on books and reading, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 1998. Fa...more


Average rating: 4.12 · 35,941 ratings · 4,163 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
The Spirit Catches You and ...
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 28,640 ratings — published 1997 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Ex Libris: Confessions of a...
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 5,597 ratings — published 1998 — 16 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
At Large and at Small: Fami...
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 1,052 ratings — published 2007 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rereadings: Seventeen write...
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 426 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Best American Essays 2003
by
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Life in Medicine: A Liter...
by
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 2002 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Grown-Ups' Book Of Books
by
2.83 of 5 stars 2.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Where Books Fall Open: A Re...
by
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2001 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Opposite of Loneliness ...
by
4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 2014 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Anne Fadiman…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“My daughter is seven, and some of the other second-grade parents complain that their children don't read for pleasure. When I visit their homes, the children's rooms are crammed with expensive books, but the parent's rooms are empty. Those children do not see their parents reading, as I did every day of my childhood. By contrast, when I walk into an apartment with books on the shelves, books on the bedside tables, books on the floor, and books on the toilet tank, then I know what I would see if I opened the door that says 'PRIVATE--GROWNUPS KEEP OUT': a child sprawled on the bed, reading.”
Anne Fadiman, Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader

“If you truly love a book, you should sleep with it, write in it, read aloud from it, and fill its pages with muffin crumbs.”
Anne Fadiman

“I have never been able to resist a book about books.”
Anne Fadiman, Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader

Polls

More...


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Anne to Goodreads.