I Know Who Satan Is:
My Fight Against Maturity and Other Irritating Social Norms
Essays by Sara J. Ford
Trade Paper: 6" x 9", 172 pp.
Seaboard Press ISBN: 1-59663-628-9 EAN: 978-1-59663-628-6 $14.95
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Apparently I Know Who Satan Is: My Fight Against Maturity and Other
Irritating Social Norms is a collection of humorous essays based on the belief
that the gap between appearance and reality is wide at least in part because we
so rarely choose our costumes wisely, if we get to choose them at all. Early
stories in the collection illustrate how growing up as a girl can have a lot
less to do with the trademark fascination with boys than with delusion,
irreverence, and downright idiocy. Whether focused on the author's life as a
lefty in the South or as a lesbian parent and teacher in the North, the rest of
the stories demonstrate irrefutably that once we've finally learned the hard
lessons of adolescence, we grow up to find that life is every bit as strange as
we were originally led to believe.
FROM THE BOOK: The matter of which city to pick and live in was resolved in a single night with a cover story, an atlas, and a lot of beer. In a random magazine we found a list of the ten best cities to live in, based on whose standards we had no idea—they could have been the best cities for small dog owners, or for people living in nursing homes. Not caring a whit where the list came from, we located these cities on the atlas, and considered our desire to go far away from where we were sitting at the time ...
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sara J. Ford grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. She went to college in upstate New York, where she found herself generally flummoxed for four years, took some time to sort things out, first in Seattle and then Miami, failed to sort things out, went to graduate school in Tennessee, and now lives once more in St. Paul, with her partner and two young boys. Ford is on the English faculty at Inver Hills Community College, and she still hasn't sorted things out. Her first book, Gertrude Stein and Wallace Stevens: The Making of Modern Consciousness, was published by Routledge Press in 2000.