I went to see Natalie Goldberg in April when she was in Austin doing for a book signing for Old Friend from Far Away. I was interested in hearing Natalie talk about her book on writing memoir for three reasons.
She’s one of my American idols. I started using Writing Down the . . . → Read More: Long Quiet Highway
Great with Child: Letters to a Young Mother
I have a friend who is in the first trimester of her pregnancy. I wish I had written her these letters. Instead, I’ve ordered her Great with Child. Fennelly’s letters to a former student turned friend contain practical advice, poetic description, and an introspection that teems with . . . → Read More: Read This: Great with Child
Inconsolable: How I Threw My Mental Health Out With the Diapers by Marrit Ingman
This is a hard book to read, as Ingman warns in the introduction. She cops to the things no one ever shares, the fantasy of getting in the car and driving away so her husband and child can lead their . . . → Read More: Read This: Inconsolable
Having Faith by Sandra Steingraber
Let’s just start by saying I am not a science person. As a vegetarian since birth, I couldn’t even dissect frogs in my high school biology class. Thank you, Mr. Gilroy for providing me with coloring book pages of animals’ insides!! The only reason I passed Chemistry was that . . . → Read More: Read This: Having Faith