karenology's Reviews > No Hurry to Get Home: The Memoir of the New Yorker Writer Whose Unconventional Life and Adventures Spanned the Century

No Hurry to Get Home by Emily Hahn
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Jan 24, 2011

it was amazing

Before reading this stunning memoir by Emily (Mickey) Hahn, I just assumed that the 1920s and 30s was a generally bleak time to be a woman, and that most were insane (a la Zelda Fitzgerald) or depressed (Dorothy Parker). To the contrary, Hahn led an independent, adventurous and utterly enviable life by modern standards. Cross-country road trip in a Model-T? Trekking through the Congo? Bumming around China as WWII began to ravage the continent? I'd be impressed by someone who did these things now, let alone back then when international travel took months to accomplish. To lamely riff off the title, I was in no hurry for this book to end, and was genuinely saddened when it did.

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message 1: by Bidisha (new)

Bidisha Banerjee sounds very cool. how did she deal with loneliness and social criticism?

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