With its built-in interrogation of what it means to belong to a family, adoption offers a rich context for memoir.
Category: September-October 2019
Review: Hippie Chick: Coming of Age in the ‘60s by Ilene English
The feeling of creating a community of unknown but like-minded souls is intoxicating.
Review: Lost Without the River: A Memoir by Barbara Hoffbeck Scoblic
The youngest of seven children, Scoblic seems to mourn what time has erased, especially the family unit…
Review: In Another Place: With and Without my Father Norman Mailer by Susan Mailer
In her first memoir, Susan Mailer shines brightly as she presents vignettes of her own formative moments alongside valuable glimpses into the life and times of her father Norman.
INTERVIEW: Amy Fish, author of I Wanted Fries With That: How to Ask for What You Want and Get What You Need
…I Wanted Fries with That: How to Ask for What You Want and Get What You Need, combines personal narratives with practical advice on how to solve your problems…
WRITING LIFE: Writing the Daughter by Amanda Moore
I watched with trepidation as she read, grimacing a bit and shifting in her seat.
CRAFT: The Five Responses to Rejection and How to Craft Your Own by Estelle Erasmus
So your piece was rejected? You’re not alone. We’ve all been there. After licking your wounds what should you do?
INTERVIEW: Susan Mailer, author of In Another Place: With and Without My Father, Norman Mailer
I decided to write a personal vignette that would shed light on an unknown aspect of my father’s life. Immediately, I remembered those months Dad had spent in Mexico when I was a small child and had taken me to the bullfights
Review: The Red Ribbon: A Memoir of Lightning and Rebuilding After Loss by Nancy Freund Bills
The memoir’s inciting incident is the death of her estranged husband who is struck by lightning while boating.
REVIEW: All the Women in My Family Sing: Women Write the World: Essays on Equality, Justice, and Freedom edited by Deborah Santana
Editor Deborah Santana compiles work from an ensemble of invigorating women.