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The only reason I regret not driving.

I was just reading a book entitled Learning to Drive by Katha Pollitt. They are personal essays; a memoir of sorts and the first chapter being; “Learning to drive.” Her ex-husband hated her for not driving, so, after they got a divorce, she decides to start taking driving lessons. 275 more words


lunaria :: katha pollitt

Now that I am
all done with spring
rampant in purple
and ragged leaves

and summer too
its great green moons
rising through
the breathless air… 38 more words


Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights

Katha Pollitt

With a New Afterword

“With Pollitt’s characteristic wit and logic, Pro marshals science, history, medicine, religion, statistics and stories of real women’s lives—with all the ‘tangled secret misfortunes’ of families—to make a myth-busting argument that abortion is a social good.” — 271 more words


It's never too late to step into the driver's seat

Learning to drive in his 50s, New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik observed in a delightful essay in the magazine, was neither a search “for a metaphor of middle age” nor an attempt to make up for “time wasted in the passenger seat.” 1,347 more words


If Conservatives Carried The Day

If conservatives carried the day, blacks would still be in the back of the bus, women would be barefoot and pregnant, medical care would be on a cash-only basis, there’d be mouse feet in your breakfast cereal, and workers would still be sleeping next to their machines. 19 more words


Movie Review: Learning to Drive

Tell me if you’ve read, heard or seen this story before: a privileged member of society (preferably white) is facing a personal crisis when he or she meets a noble member of a minority group whose wisdom will offer a way out of this person’s predicament, maybe even a path to redemption. 846 more words


Life lessons with Patricia Clarkson and Sir Ben Kingsley's Learning to Drive!

Director: Isabel Coixet

Cast: Patricia Clarkson, Sir Ben Kingsley, Jake Weber, Sarita Choudhury

Rating: 3.5/5

Patrica Clarkson picked up the project Learning to Drive 11 years ago, yes that’s right 11 years! 620 more words

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