Tag: memoir

November 18 / blog

Somehow, I manage to be simultaneously a bit of a Pollyanna and a bitter realist. One might call the philosophy that has allowed me to keep my equanimity around the election “Disaster Zen.” What is behind my adoption of Disaster…

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May 5 / 1980s
April 28 / blog

This post is reblogged from a post yesterday at Okey-Panky — my interview with the lovely writer and editor Alice Bolin. Earlier this year, we published Susanna Donato’s essay “Fast Food.” Today she answers a few questions for editor-at-large Alice Bolin.…

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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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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…

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March 2 / Memoir