Deborah Garrison, whose work as an editor and writer has enlivened the pages of The New Yorker for more than a decade, evokes the characters and events of her everyday life with intense feeling and, more important, conjures up the universal dilemmas and pleasures of a young woman trying to come to terms with love and work.
"An intense, intelligent and wonderfully sly book of poems that should appeal as much to the general reader as to the poetry devotee."
--The New York Times Book Review
"With their short lines, sneaky rhymes, and casual leaps of metaphor, Garrison's poems have a Dickinsonian intensity, and the Amherst
recluse's air of independent-minded, lightly populated singleness. Many a working girl will recognize herself in the poems' running
heroine, and male readers will part with her company reluctantly."--John Updike
"Wry, sexy, appealing -- with a wonderful lyric candor."--Elle