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Author: Patricia Ann McNair

Patricia Ann McNair has lived 90 percent of her life in the Chicagoland area. In fact, she now lives (with her husband, the visual artist Philip Hartigan, and Pablo, their skinny old cat) just two miles from the site of the hospital where she was born. She's managed a gas station, tended bar and breaded mushrooms, taught aerobics, and worked on the trading floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Today she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago. McNair's short story collection, The Temple of Air, was awarded Book of the Year by the Chicago Writers Association, Southern Illinois University's Devil's Kitchen Reading Award, and named a finalist by the Society of Midland Authors. Her fiction and creative nonfiction have been published widely and received a number of honors including several Illinois Arts Council Awards, and the Solstice Short Story Award.

AND THESE ARE THE GOOD TIMES: A Chicago gal riffs on death, sex, life, dancing, writing, wonder, loneliness, place, family, faith, coffee, and the FBI (among other things)
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AND THESE ARE THE GOOD TIMES: A Chicago gal riffs on death, sex, life, dancing, writing, wonder, loneliness, place, family, faith, coffee, and the FBI (among other things)

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Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. "These are the moments I want to tell, to write, the ones that leave me a little raw, that hold love and memory and pain and suffering and survival."—Patricia Ann McNair, from "We Are All Just Stupid People" Da...

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