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Christine Lavin

  • Compass [Philo, 1991] **
  • Live at the Cactus Cafe: What Was I Thinking? [Philo, 1993] Choice Cuts
  • I Was in Love With a Difficult Man [Redwing, 2002] **
  • Sometimes Mother Really Does Know Best [Appleseed, 2004] **
  • Folk Zinger [Appleseed, 2005] Choice Cuts

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Compass [Philo, 1991]
meaningful when funny, wry when serious, lugubrious when artistic ("Blind Dating Fun," "Until Now") **

Live at the Cactus Cafe: What Was I Thinking? [Philo, 1993]
"What Was I Thinking?" Choice Cuts

I Was in Love With a Difficult Man [Redwing, 2002]
confessions of a marginal literary professional ("Trade Up," "Sunday Breakfast With Christine [and Ervin]," "Making Friends With My Gray Hair") **

Sometimes Mother Really Does Know Best [Appleseed, 2004]
Half funny folksongs, half the standup beast itself ("Planet X," "The Legal Ramifications of a Crackerjack Vendor Who Works in Yankee Stadium") **

Folk Zinger [Appleseed, 2005]
"One of the Boys" Choice Cuts