For the memoirists

Last night I finished reading Ann Patchett’s memoir Truth and Beauty, about her long friendship with Lucy Grealy, author of Autobiography of a Face. During her book tour, a fan asked Grealy about the process of writing about her childhood battle with cancer: “It’s amazing how you remember everything so clearly…All those conversations, details, wereContinue reading “For the memoirists”

I paid full price for @mindykaling’s book

Mindy Kaling is one of my comedy heroines. Right up there with Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. I always thought she was funny in her tertiary role on The Office, and was impressed when I noticed that she had a writer, producer and sometimes directing credit. I “liked” Subtle Sexuality on Facebook afterContinue reading “I paid full price for @mindykaling’s book”

Everyone who’s ever had a dog has had a dog who died

I’m taking a new writing class with my fiction-writing teacher. A memoir-writing class, because I knew when Isis died that I was meant to write a memoir about our life together. I’m wary of writing a book where the dog’s death is a surprise. When I read Marley & Me, I knew how it wasContinue reading “Everyone who’s ever had a dog has had a dog who died”