10-second review: Another way to begin a personal essay. Become a curmudgeon. “…for there is no quicker way to demonstrate idiosyncrasy and independence than to stand a platitude on its head… to show a prickly opposition to what the rest of humanity view s as patently wholesome…or to find merits in what the community regards as loathsome….”
The Art of the Personal Essay. Ed. Phillip Lopate.
: Anchor Books. A Division of Random House, Inc. 1995. New York