Auto Da Fay At first, you may be disappointed that Auto da Fay , Fay Weldon's memoir, does not extend into the full maturity of her writing career,… Auto Da Fay At first, you may be disappointed that Auto da Fay , Fay Weldon's memoir, does not extend into the full maturity of her writing career,… Nonfiction Grove
Book Review

Auto Da Fay (2014)

Fay Weldon, Auto Da Fay | 'FAY' ACCOMPLI Weldon's memoir only covers her early years, but is compelling all the same
'FAY' ACCOMPLI Weldon's memoir only covers her early years, but is compelling all the same
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Writer: Fay Weldon; Genre: Nonfiction; Publisher: Grove

At first, you may be disappointed that Auto da Fay, Fay Weldon's memoir, does not extend into the full maturity of her writing career, which has included corrosive comic novels such as 1984's ''The Life and Loves of a She-Devil'' and 1991's ''Darcy's Utopia.'' But soon you start reveling in her rocky New Zealand family history, her tart appraisal of an early career as an ad copywriter, and an even more tart appraisal of marriage: ''...what happens when one at least of the partners doesn't want the other to get away.'' Can't wait for the second volume.

Originally posted Jun 27, 2003 Published in issue #716-717 Jun 27, 2003 Order article reprints
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