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Making Up For Lost Time Paperback – February 23, 2011
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However, it is the content of these essays that drew me in and kept me going. As a neurotic and hypochondriac, I felt a particular connection with A Perfect day for a Colonoscopy and The Mannogram. In these essays, which describe what it is like to go through a diagnostic procedure, Mr. Sonnenschein's writing captures the debilitating anticipation of a visit to a doctor and the feeling one has of impending doom and disaster.
I also loved two of the essays about everyday life. Reality Check made a strong impression because I'm claustrophobic and get an anxiety attack whenever a train stops between stations. It is a comfort to know that someone else feels as I do. Likewise, I loved the essay, Crap Jacket. As with many of the pieces in this collection, the author sets up a situation that is universal and recognizable, in which we set out to look or do our best, only to be undermined by fate and the powers of nature. Somehow the situation is resolved, and the protagonist and reader are the wiser.
I guess what I like most about Making Up for Lost Time is that I can recognize my own life in its pages. These essays are about life as we live it--everyday. It describes with compassion and insight the objectives and dreams we share and the conflicts and obstacles that get in our way.