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The Virginity of Famous Men ❰Epub❯ ➟ The Virginity of Famous Men Author Christine Sneed – Thomashillier.co.uk This intimate, psychologically astute story collection from the winner of the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction asks the question, what compels two people to fall in love The Virginity of Famous Men This intimate, psychologically astute story of Famous MOBI ò collection from the winner of the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction The Virginity Kindle - asks the question, what compels two people to fall in love The Virginity of Famous Men, award winning Virginity of Famous PDF Ç story writer Christine Sneed s deeply perceptive collection on the human condition, features protagonists attempting to make peace with the paths they have taken thus far In The Prettiest Girls, a location scout for a Hollywood film studio falls in love with a young Mexican woman who is in love with the idea of stardom than with this older American man who takes her with him back to California Clear Conscience focuses on the themes of family loyalty, divorce, motherhood, and whether doing the right thing is, in fact, always the right thing to do In Beach Vacation, a mother realizes that her popular and coddled teenaged son has become someone she has difficulty relating to, let alone loving with the same maternal fervor that once was second nature to her The title story, The Virginity of Famous Men, explores family and fortuneLong intrigued by love and loneliness, Sneed leads readers through emotional landscapes both familiar and uncharted These probing stories are explorations of the compassionate and passionate impulses that are inherent in and often the source of both abiding joy and serious distress in every human life.

    The Virginity of Famous Men ePUB × of Famous MOBI with the paths they have taken thus far In The Prettiest Girls, a location scout for a Hollywood film studio falls in love with a young Mexican woman who is in love with the idea of stardom than with this older American man who takes her with him back to California Clear Conscience focuses on the themes of family loyalty, divorce, motherhood, and whether doing the right thing is, in fact, always the right thing to do In Beach Vacation, a mother realizes that her popular and coddled teenaged son has become someone she has difficulty relating to, let alone loving with the same maternal fervor that once was second nature to her The title story, The Virginity of Famous Men, explores family and fortuneLong intrigued by love and loneliness, Sneed leads readers through emotional landscapes both familiar and uncharted These probing stories are explorations of the compassionate and passionate impulses that are inherent in and often the source of both abiding joy and serious distress in every human life."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 305 pages
  • The Virginity of Famous Men
  • Christine Sneed
  • English
  • 03 February 2017
  • 1620406950

About the Author: Christine Sneed

Christine Sneed s fourth book, of Famous MOBI ò the short story collection The Virginity of Famous Men, was published in The Virginity Kindle - September and was a finalist for the Chicago Review of Books Award for best fiction Her Virginity of Famous PDF Ç third book, the novel Paris, He Said, an Illinois Reads selection for , was published in by Bloomsbury USA, and it is set in contemporary Paris and New York The main character, Jayne Marks, is an artist who moves to Paris to live with a French gallery owner who is worldly, generous, and unfaithfulHer first book, a story collection titled Portraits of a Few of the People I ve Made Cry, won AWP s Grace Paley Prize Ploughshares award for a first book, the John C Zacharis Prize the Chicago Writers Association book of the year for traditionally published fiction was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize first fiction category , and was long listed for the Frank O Connor International Short Story Award Her second book, a novel titled Little Known Facts, was published in February by Bloomsbury USA and received a cover review in the New York Times Book Review, February , print edition It centers on a successful Hollywood actor and the effects of his fame on the people to whom he s closest It was named a Booklist top ten debut novel of and won the Society of Midland Authors Award for Best Adult Fiction Her stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories , PEN O Henry Prize Stories , New England Review, Southern Review, Ploughshares, American Literary Review, Meridian, Massachusetts Review, Notre Dame Review, Third Coast, Barrelhouse, TriQuarterly Online, South Dakota Review, Greensboro Review, StorySouth, and a number of other journals She lives in Pasadena, CA and teaches for Northwestern University and Regis University s low residency MFA program She attended Georgetown University for an undergraduate degree in French language and literature and Indiana University for a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing.



10 thoughts on “The Virginity of Famous Men

  1. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    From the start.The book cover is alluring The title captivating I like short stories And I like THESE short stories A LOT I ve fallen in love with Christine Sneed a new author to me.in the same way I did and still do love the following authors of Short Stories Tom Bash, David James Poissant, Etgar Keret, Robin Black, Peter Tieryas Liu, Susan Perabo, Lori Oslund, Lauren Acampora..etc I will GLADLY read anything CHRISTINE SNEED writes These stories are some of From the start.The book cover is alluring The title captivating I like short stories And I like THESE short stories A LOT I ve fallen in love with Christine Sneed a new author to me.in the same way I did and still do love the following authors of Short Stories Tom Bash, David James Poissant, Etgar Keret, Robin Black, Peter Tieryas Liu, Susan Perabo, Lori Oslund, Lauren Acampora..etc I will GLADLY read anything CHRISTINE SNEED writes These stories are some of the best complete collection compiled together that I ve read Christine Sneed is a tremendously talented writer Where has she or I been If Beach Vacation the opening story.doesn t get your emotions invested from the get go , then something is wrong with you knucklehead I don t normally believe in hitting children but a bratty overindulged teenager I wanted to slap the kid myself In The First Wife We know from the start the marriage splits open We are given an inside look at what it s like being an ordinary wife married to a famous LA actor His rise was fast and without difficulty He embodies the glittering American Dream Her husband was part of an exclusive club, the 01 percent of the world s population with instantly recognizable faces Her husband, Anthony, left her for a popular actress Unflattering pictures of the first wife begin to appear in papers Things continue to get ugly you have your own fucking money, Emma SOME of the above story you might think you have read before in magazinesbut there isand may surprise you I read the second half of this story twice As with the first story Beach Vacation I was am still thinking about these stories long after they ended We have .10stories in this collection The Prettiest Girls The Functionary Five Rooms Roger Weber Would Like To Stay Whatshisname The Couplehood Jubilee Old Sister Clear Conscience The New, All True CV The Virginity of Famous Men ALL THESE STORIES are GROOVY GREAT in my book.I LOVED THEM I read.I paused I re read.I imagined.I laughed.I talked back to characters..For funHere are a couple of quotes that won t spoil any story just fun samples Elsa wasn t a prostitute but she wasn t a virgin either She didn t even pretend to be I did not want to be her first anyway It was always better to be with a woman who knew what to expect when she was with a naked man I will run and run and it will clear my mind of self doubt and angry grudges and petty fears, and I will become a better judge of character and also find the guts to tell the crank callers just where they can stick it when they ask if I have ever tried soapingmy boobs and beaver with Sunshine dish liquid Christine Sneed writes about LIFE Her voice is refreshing With each story a quiet contemplation follows We think about the issues at hand.hurts, disappointment, resentment, difficulties, turning points, and learn lessons Many of the characters are facing messy situations, but I feel many of them are genuine heroes and heroines they are real my companions sharing the same life as me This book is a treasure enjoyable and filled with wisdom and heart Thank You Bloomsbury USA, Netgalley, and Christine Sneed I m a new fan

  2. Larry H Larry H says:

    Like you wouldn t be intrigued by a book with this title While at times, fiction can take us to worlds, places, times, and or cultures we can only imagine, at other times, fiction can be equally as effective chronicling the ordinary, everyday activities and foibles we confront in our lives and relationships Perhaps not all of the situations described in the stories in Christine Sneed s new collection, The Virginity of Famous Men , happen to people every day, but I d imagine many happen rathe Like you wouldn t be intrigued by a book with this title While at times, fiction can take us to worlds, places, times, and or cultures we can only imagine, at other times, fiction can be equally as effective chronicling the ordinary, everyday activities and foibles we confront in our lives and relationships Perhaps not all of the situations described in the stories in Christine Sneed s new collection, The Virginity of Famous Men , happen to people every day, but I d imagine many happen rather frequently.Sneed s stories are about relationships of all kinds marital, romantic, parental, sibling, colllegial, even other worldly The characters are often flawed in some way, or struggling with some type of crisis or challenge some serious, some humorous, some ridiculous But while nothing earth shattering happens in these stories, they re all tremendously compelling, and nearly all pass the ultimate test of a good story for me I d be happy to see many of them converted into novels.Among my favorites in the collection were The Couplehood Jubilee, in which one half of a long dating, unmarried couple decides it s time she be somewhat compensated for the many weddings and bridal showers she has participated in Older Sister, about a vulnerable college student confronting something she thinks happened to her, as well as the sudden discovery that she has an older half sister Words That Once Shocked Us, which tells of a middle aged divorced woman who wants to get involved when her younger coworker is contemplating infidelity Clear Conscience, about the tug of war between sexual attraction and family loyalty the title story, which deals with an unsettled rivalry between a man and his movie star father and my favorite story, Five Rooms, about a teenage girl who spends time with an older blind man, and the favor she does him.I was really impressed with the way Sneed was able to lay out a story in a short amount of time, creating complex and memorable characters, and fascinating situations She has a real ear for dialogue, both interpersonal and internal, and you could actually imagine people saying such things to one another While not all of the stories worked perfectly, I found this to be a really strong collection overall, and it has definitely motivated me to read some of her earlier work.NetGalley and Bloomsbury USA provided me an advance copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased review Thanks for making this available See all of my reviews at

  3. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ says:

    3.5 Choices, infidelity, a ghost, a disrespectful son are just some of the topics observed in this collection First Wife reminded me loosely of the Pitt, Aniston and Jolie pairings Can t say I had a favorite nor were there any that I disliked They were well written but the stories never really touched me, never penetrated beneath the surface So good, a worthy collection but this year I have read better and maybe that is my problem, too many comparisons.ARC from Netgalley.

  4. Thomas Thomas says:

    Lots of interesting concepts in this short story collection yet it lacked the emotional depth I desired So much of this content captures my attention, ranging from the intriguing title The Virginity of Famous Men to the stories about a couple that holds a celebration of their coupledom and not their marriage, a woman who submits a tell all CV with lots of her naked life story, a man who almost has an affair with his brother s wife, andI appreciated the theme of how married people and ad Lots of interesting concepts in this short story collection yet it lacked the emotional depth I desired So much of this content captures my attention, ranging from the intriguing title The Virginity of Famous Men to the stories about a couple that holds a celebration of their coupledom and not their marriage, a woman who submits a tell all CV with lots of her naked life story, a man who almost has an affair with his brother s wife, andI appreciated the theme of how married people and adults can experience loneliness, misunderstanding, and dissatisfaction, and Christine Sneed writes these tales of woe in a way that avoids melodrama while still making one feel sad and sorry for her characters Yet, I struggled to connect with any of these characters on a deeper level or to feel any true emotional investment Perhaps the almost removed writing style or the lack of broader connection to themes of social justice e.g., effects of sexism, if even subtle, given the many female characters here made it difficult for me to care .For those searching for short story collections, I think my all time favorite remains You Are Not a Stranger Here by Adam Haslett, as well as If You See Me, Don t Say Hi by Neel Patel and Home Remedies by Xuan Juliana Wang Let me know if you have any recommendations

  5. Christine Christine says:

    I wrote these stories over a period of about 7 years, and they range from comic to serious in theme and tone In The Functionary, the male point of view character works for a senator who is involved in whitewashing the murders of dozens of women in a neighboring country The New, All True CV is written in the form of an annotated resume, with possibly a little too much truth telling about the main character s employment history and personal life Five Rooms focuses on a teenaged girl who h I wrote these stories over a period of about 7 years, and they range from comic to serious in theme and tone In The Functionary, the male point of view character works for a senator who is involved in whitewashing the murders of dozens of women in a neighboring country The New, All True CV is written in the form of an annotated resume, with possibly a little too much truth telling about the main character s employment history and personal life Five Rooms focuses on a teenaged girl who helps out a blind man each week with household chores and unwillingly becomes involved in the aftermath of his break up with a woman who lives several hours away The title story picks up a year and a half after where my second book, Little Known Facts, left off, with Will and his famous father Renn Ivins meeting up in Paris

  6. David Abrams David Abrams says:

    Christine Sneed s first short story collection was called Portraits of a Few of the People I ve Made Cry After reading the stories in her new book you can add me to that gallery of the tear streaked Not that The Virginity of Famous Men is necessarily sad because it also blooms with joy in places but it contains some of the emotionally rich writing I ve read in quite some time Whether it s a mother walking a taut tightrope with her brooding teenage son, a woman trying to break up with her gh Christine Sneed s first short story collection was called Portraits of a Few of the People I ve Made Cry After reading the stories in her new book you can add me to that gallery of the tear streaked Not that The Virginity of Famous Men is necessarily sad because it also blooms with joy in places but it contains some of the emotionally rich writing I ve read in quite some time Whether it s a mother walking a taut tightrope with her brooding teenage son, a woman trying to break up with her ghost lover, a couple getting payback for all the money they ve shelled out for friends weddings, or, in Clear Conscience the one that really broke me in half , a wife gradually slipping into a dangerous love affair with her brother in law, Christine Sneed goes for the heart, the head, and, quite often, the funny bone Reading The Virginity of Famous Men is like binge watching a dozen of your favorite movies all the ones that make you laugh and cry in equal bursts of emotion

  7. Kathleen Kathleen says:

    There are people I have loved without them knowing it So manypeople than seems sane or worthwhile What do you do with so much heartfelt but unessential affection, I wonder Because I doubt there is a remedy.

  8. Lori Ostlund Lori Ostlund says:

    Christine Sneed s stories never disappoint I loved the range she showed here and her sly humor, which was fully in play.

  9. Renee Rosen Renee Rosen says:

    Wow This was a fabulous read With each story in this touching, quirky, inventive collection, I grewandenad of Christine Sneed s talent Highly recommended

  10. Brian Rothbart Brian Rothbart says:

    Don t let the title fool you, The Virginity of Famous Men, it isn t about what you think Christine Sneed is a fantastic story teller, who packs a punch in this collection of short stories These stories are all about relationships Although a lot might not seem to be happening there is a lot of stuff going on under the surface I really enjoyed this collection Most collection have a couple good stories, a few okay ones and a few duds There really isn t a bad story among this bunch Most of th Don t let the title fool you, The Virginity of Famous Men, it isn t about what you think Christine Sneed is a fantastic story teller, who packs a punch in this collection of short stories These stories are all about relationships Although a lot might not seem to be happening there is a lot of stuff going on under the surface I really enjoyed this collection Most collection have a couple good stories, a few okay ones and a few duds There really isn t a bad story among this bunch Most of the stories are not long and are perfect way to pass the time if you take public transportation to work or just want to sit down for a quick read Most people aren t fans of short stories, but I highly recommend this collection Check it out

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