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Lorrie Moore is an American author known for her ironic sense of humor.  “How” is a short story from her 1985 collection entitled Self-Help.   In “How,” Ms. Moore  presents a touching, funny satire of self-help guides by giving the woman reader advice about how to leave one’s boyfriend. 



LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Term


  •  Moore, Lorrie (Books – Containing the Words – East Campus)



Call Number for Browsing the Shelves


  •  PS3563 .O6225



Circulating Books and Materials – A Selected List


  • Kelly, Alison.  Understanding Lorrie Moore.  2009.

                   Call Number:  PS3563 .O6225 Z75 2009    *(See pages 25-26, 30-32, 43.)

  •  Moore, Lorrie.  Self-Help. 1995.     

                   Call Number:  PS3563 .O6225 S4 1995    *(See pages 53-64.)




Reference Materials


  • Contemporary Literary Criticism. Call Number:  REF PN771 .C59

o Volume 39, pages 84-85

o Volume 45,  pages 279-280

o Volume 165, pages 199-205, 215

  •  Critical Survey of Short Fiction.Call Number:  REF PN3321 .C7 2001

o Volume 4, pages 1699-1700    *(Here is an overall view of Ms. Moore’s works.)

  • Short Story Criticism.Call Number:  REF PN3321 . S5

o Volume 147,  pages 150-157, 160, 166, 190-193, 196



Research Databases


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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale


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