Category Archives: memoir
When I first had others comment on a memoir piece I’d written, back in 2007, I was stunned and thrilled at how readers’ comments about what they didn’t understand pointed directly to what I did not understand – about the … Continue reading
I knew when I was in fourth grade that I wanted to be a writer. In fifth grade, I wrote my first book, a fairy tale bound in cardboard and wallpaper. When I was in my early 20s, barely making … Continue reading
I’m reading Nuala O’Faolain’s second memoir, “Almost There.” I haven’t read her first one, the best-selling “Are You Somebody?,” but from her descriptions, the title sounds apt. O’Faolain’s sense of herself, despite success as a journalist, despite a mighty soapbox … Continue reading
This past weekend I visited dear friends in the Hudson Valley, and we took a spin over to Vassar College, my alma mater.