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Binnie Kirshenbaum

Biography

Binnie Kirshenbaum

Binnie Kirshenbaum is the author of the story collection HISTORY ON A PERSONAL NOTE and six novels, including ON MERMAID AVENUE, HESTER AMONG THE RUINS, AN ALMOST PERFECT MOMENT and THE SCENIC ROUTE. Her novels have been chosen as Notable Books of the Year by The Chicago Tribune, NPR, TIME, the San Francisco Chronicle and The Washington Post. Her work has been translated into seven languages.

Binnie Kirshenbaum

Books by Binnie Kirshenbaum

by Binnie Kirshenbaum - Fiction, Humor

It’s New Year’s Eve, the holiday of forced fellowship, mandatory fun and paper hats. While dining out with her husband and their friends, Binnie Kirshenbaum’s protagonist --- an acerbic, mordantly witty and clinically depressed writer --- fully unravels. Her breakdown lands her in the psych ward of a prestigious New York hospital, where she refuses all modes of recommended treatment. Instead, she passes the time chronicling the lives of her fellow “lunatics” and writing a novel about what brought her there. Her story is a hilarious and harrowing deep dive into the disordered mind of a woman who sees the world all too clearly.