the Idea to compile the chronicles of a book came from the many readers Åsa Beckman had contact with over the years.
" I hope that it will put in the time calls, then you do not need to keep with me. If I get readers to think and feel a little new, then I have done my duty as a chronicler.
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consisting of over 30 columns, and are selected based on the themes that Beckman focused on the past few years.
– Women, men and also little children, but, above all, women and men. There is so much unseen that is going on in everyday life, in what is known as ”the little life” and that reflects so much greater ideas and notions. I'm just so fascinated by it! But we'll see, now, when I compiled this book, I might release the theme for a while.
As an example, in the chronicles which led to additional reactions had to take place in the book mentions the Beckman chronicle where she encourages women to frågestrejka.
" It's one of those typically invisible thing, we don't think about how much women are driving the conversation by asking, ask follow-up questions and continued to be interested in while men do not as often have the frågemotorn. Once you start to see it becomes almost crazy, because it is about who gets his life told in the world.
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" I get a lot of e-mails. Since I often write about things that are going on in everyday life, there are many who hear and tell about their own lives. It is very nice.
”Väninnekören” also contains an introductory letter that Beckman written to his mother who passed away from cancer in 1990. In the end there is a to her 22-year-old daughter.
– So, on the way, there is a kind of kvinnolinje through the book. The word ”väninnekören” comes from Lena Andersson's books about Ester Nilsson. I was so helplessly in love with her concept because I think it so accurately captures what girlfriends and väninneskap been in my own life. No one should think that they are always prowling a stroke, but they can be very critical and honest, but always interested.
and is illustrated by Stina Wirsén. Åsa Beckman has previously published a book of essays ”I myself a house of light. Ten female poets”.
Read the chronicles of Åsa Beckman here, for example, about why we get happier and happier by the feedback from men than from women.