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House of Anansi Press

Life Is About Losing Everything

Written by Lynn Crosbie

Published May 05, 2012 | ISBN 9781770890039

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Regular price $24.95 CAD

368 pages | 8.5 in × 5.5 in
Print Format

Also Available as an Ebook

About this book

Life Is About Losing Everything

Lynn Crosbie

Reader's Guide ↓

From the author of the wildly controversial books Liar and Paul's Case comes one of the most anticipated — and perhaps, in some quarters, feared — books of the year. This is author Lynn Crosbie at her most honest, most cutting, most hilarious, and most heartbreaking. The stories told here are at once a cache, a repository, of a seven-year period in the author's life; and, too, a gymnasium, a place where she can flex her prodigious wit and her dazzling stash of literary tricks

Deft with matters both low- and highbrow (here are stories about 80s big-hair bands and the lasting, theological value of the Rocky series; here, too are stories contemplating critical theory and fine art), Life Is About Losing Everything speaks with manic yet grave authority about risking and losing everything, and then sorting through the remains to discover what is beautiful, what is trash, and what, ultimately, belongs.

About the Author

Lynn Crosbie

Lynn Crosbie is a cultural critic, author, and poet. She teaches at the Ontario College of Art and Design and the University of Toronto.

Awards and Praise
Life is About Losing Everything courageously recounts an ugly side of life.