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Anna Fields and
Confessions of a Rebel Debutante

Anna Fields and
Confessions of a Rebel Debutante

Successful playwright, television writer, and comedienne, Anna Fields dishes out a Southern-fried memoir about growing up too smart and rebellious for her North Carolina small town in Confessions of a Rebel Debutante. During childhood the author claimed the “tomboy” label, only then to describe her adolescent self as being “outspoken” and “bookish” rebelling against the strict rules at her private all-girls finishing school. Anna tried to be a proper Deb, even making it through the first Cotillion. Yet, when viewed…

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Linda Gray Sexton and
Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide

Linda Gray Sexton and
Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide

Imagine being the daughter of America’s Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Anne Sexton. The innate writing talent, the lesson skills taught, (see Passing It Along), and the absolute love of words shared. Now, on the other hand, consider growing up as Linda Gray Sexton (Searching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back to My Mother, Anne Sexton, Other works in Bibliography) and being raised by this publicly revered mother who suffered from severe depression, alcoholism, and suicide attempts that required stays in mental…

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Guest Linda Gray Sexton on Passing It Along

Guest Linda Gray Sexton on Passing It Along

[Although Linda Gray Sexton (Searching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back to My Mother, Anne Sexton, Other works in Bibliography) is more than familiar with inherited traits — as her latest memoir Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide profoundly showcases –, she is also well-acquainted with the gifts we receive from others. In today’s guest post, the memoirist/novelist writes about shared talents and cherished experiences that have enriched her life.] Passing It Along I am always struck by…

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Alice Eve Cohen and What I Thought I Knew

Alice Eve Cohen and What I Thought I Knew

As a playwright, solo theater artist, writer for Nickelodeon and PBS, multi-talented Alice Eve Cohen has been honored with fellowships and grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. She also teaches at The New School in New York City and one would believe Alice knows a lot. And that was true until 1999 when her body turned everything she thought she knew to be true into falsehoods and unknowns. Seven…

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Presenting Debutante Kim Stagliano and
All I Can Handle: I’m No Mother Teresa

Presenting Debutante Kim Stagliano and
All I Can Handle: I’m No Mother Teresa

Debutante Kim Stagliano has the honor of being the first Class Member of the 2011 Debutante Ball to waltz across the ballroom floor and into bookstores with her memoir, All I Can Handle: I’m No Mother Teresa: A Life Raising Three Daughters with Autism, officially launching today. And ironically the author may be the most reluctant Deb, never imagining her life as it is or that — in a September 1, 2010 post, Wenesday’s with Deb Kim — she would…

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Trish Ryan and A Maze of Grace

Trish Ryan and A Maze of Grace

Memoirist/Essayist Trish Ryan took readers along on her quest to find “Mr. Right” in her debut memoir, He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: A Memoir of Finding Faith, Love, and Happily Ever After, and tomorrow — June 22, 2010 — she continues to share her life’s journey in A Maze of Grace: A Memoir of Second Chances. The idea for chronicling the continuation of the author’s now five years of married life came at the insistence of a friend…

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Guest Trish Ryan on Your Life, Starring You!

Guest Trish Ryan on Your Life, Starring You!

[Trish Ryan (He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: A Memoir of Finding Faith, Love, and Happily Ever After), — like many recent featured authors — admits to having a messy but interesting life. Ever likable, vulnerable, and oh so human, Trish shares both the joys and blahs of her first five years of marriage in A Maze of Grace: A Memoir of Second Chances to be released on June 22, 2010.] Your Life, Starring You! Thoughts on being the…

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Carey Goldberg, Beth Jones, and
Pamela Ferdinand with Three Wishes

Carey Goldberg, Beth Jones, and
Pamela Ferdinand with Three Wishes

Although its title and description may sound like a fairy tale, the collaborative memoir, Three Wishes:A True Story of Good Friends, Crushing Heartbreak, and Astonishing Luck on Our Way to Love and Motherhood by Carey Goldberg, Beth Jones, and Pamela Ferdinand, is a 21st century non-fiction account of how anything is possible through traditional hope and love. Once upon a time — ten years ago — these three successful, connected, savvy journalists began to realize a personal deadline was looming….

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The Revealing of Trish Ryan

The Revealing of Trish Ryan

Trish Ryan closed her debut memoir, He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: A Memoir of Finding Faith, Love, and Happily Ever After, after exchanging wedding vows with “Mr. Right.” But rather than that being the end of her journey of self-discovery through the help of faith/beliefs, it was only the beginning as the authors recounts in A Maze of Grace: A Memoir of Second Chances to be released June 22, 2010. The popular Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness…

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Guest Pamela Ferdinand Makes A Wish?

Guest Pamela Ferdinand Makes A Wish?

[Pamela Ferdinand is a co-author with Beth Jones and Carey Goldberg of the triple memoir Three Wishes: A True Story of Good Friends, Crushing Heartbreak, and Astonishing Luck on Our Way to Love and Motherhood. This amazing account of real life magic already has been seen on and in: The Today Show, The New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, WGN Chicago, WGBH Boston Greater Boston, WNYC The Takeaway, iVillage, The Boston Globe…. Yet, in today’s guest post, Pamela writes about taking…

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