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No Hurry to Get Home: The Memoir of the New Yorker Writer Whose Unconventional Life and Adventures Spanned the Century by Emily Hahn Online



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: The Memoir of the New Yorker Writer Whose Unconventional Life and Adventures Spanned the Century

  • Title: No Hurry to Get Home: The Memoir of the New Yorker Writer Whose Unconventional Life and Adventures Spanned the Century
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  • ISBN : 9781580050456
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 312 pages


Emily Hahn was a woman ahead of her time, graced with a sense of adventure and a gift for living Born in St Louis in 1905, she crashed the all male precincts of the University of Wisconsin geology department as an undergraduate, traveled alone to the Belgian Congo at age 25, was the concubine of a Chinese poet in Shanghai, bore the child of the head of the British Secret Emily Hahn was a woman ahead of her time, graced with a sense of adventure and a gift for living Born in St Louis in 1905, she crashed the all male precincts of the University of Wisconsin geology department as an undergraduate, traveled alone to the Belgian Congo at age 25, was the concubine of a Chinese poet in Shanghai, bore the child of the head of the British Secret Service before World War II, and finally returned to New York to live and write in Greenwich Village In this memoir, first published as essays in The New Yorker, Hahn writes vividly and amusingly about the people and places she came to know and love with an eye for the curious and a heart for the exotic


Author Emily Hahn

Mickey Hahn was called a forgotten American literary treasure by The New Yorker magazine she was the author of 52 books and than 180 articles and stories Her father was a hardware salesman and her mother a suffragette She and her siblings were brought up to be independent and to think for themselves and she became the first woman to take a degree in mining engineering from the Universi




No Hurry to Get Home: The Memoir of the New Yorker Writer Whose Unconventional Life and Adventures Spanned the Century Reviews (31)

  • The fact that Emily Hahn doesn t have a star on the St Louis Walk of Fame depresses me almost as much as the knowledge that hardly anyone knows who she is any She was not only a superb writer, among the best of the New Yorker s golden era she was a fascinating human being and an admirable person In [..]

  • If you liked Martha Gellhorn s book Travels with Myself, you ll like this one Emily Hahn is a good writer and had wild adventures across the globe in the 1930 s and 1940 s She starts out with her early home life in the U.S in the 1920 s and that may seem boring compared to the rest of the book, but [..]

  • Set aside Emily Hahn s addiction to opium smoking her biography tells of the life I would have liked to live Mickey Emily Hahn s nickname lived her life the way she wanted to live it She was the first woman to graduate in mining, from the University of Wisconsin, in 1928 She traveled alone to the Be [..]

  • A very well written set of essays tacked together to form a memoir of some interesting times, mostly in the 1920s 30s. [..]

  • I adore this book, it will always be one of my favoites great to read aloud, the short stories that weave together here to make a kind of biography of personal essays is so incredible, the writing so ahead of its time it will blow your mind mickey hahn is the best kind of real heroine I have encount [..]

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