From the man whose name is synonymous with the contemporary personal essay, "Getting Personal" is a rich and ambitious collection that spans Phillip Lopate's career as an essayist, teacher, film critic, father, son, and husband. Witty, insightful, deeply meditative, and self-revelatory, with his characteristic candor and curmudgeonly charm, he explores himself, his life, his family, his religion, and his friends.
"Getting Personal makes you feel like you're on a good first date, full of intimate surprises and over way too soon." O the Oprah Magazine "Lopate's slightly ironic tone flavors an easygoing, good-humored, conversational style." New York Times Book Review"