Category: Memoir

October 14 / feminism

This week, I’ve read a few dozen of the thousands of stories of sexual harassment, sexual abuse, verbal assault, sexual assault and rape that women have shared in my Facebook feed, on Twitter and in essays broadcast online. I don’t…

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April 19 / blog
February 1 / 1980s

By day, I handed a drive-through order to a man whose testicles lay outside his nylon running shorts, like a small bald rodent. ….   The good people at Okey-Panky published my short essay “Fast Food” today. Please read it —…

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April 14 / 1990s
March 21 / Book Reviews

Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’m torn in my final analysis of this book, a memoir of writer Lucy Grealy’s childhood, growing up with a face that was disfigured after surgery to…

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March 4 / Memoir

Golly, it’s serious around here this week. Maybe it’s the somber, snowy weather. I promise to return to fluffy pop songs soon. Meanwhile, this morning, an interesting article came across my Facebook feed, about a study that found that family…

Read the PostIs writing memoir healthy?

March 2 / Memoir