Lobster: A Love Story

It’s been quite a while now since I took these lewd and indecent photos of ravaged lobster carcasses. I’ve been practically dying to share them with you, because who doesn’t want to see something like that? And even more than that, I’ve been busting at the seams to teach you how to pick every last morsel of sweet, tender meat from the innermost cartilage of a lobster body like your children’s lives depended on the meager income you’d earn from it. I want to be the one to teach you that, because you never really forget a person who profoundly changes the way you see the world. It’s selfish, I know, but it’s also very generous of me....more
Maybe next time I will be brave enough to venture into the body cavity and look for edible bits ...more

Read an Excerpt from BlogHer Book Club Pick Slow Love

Ever struggled with loss of identity? Been too wrapped up in your work? Dominique Browning, former editor-in-chief of House & Garden magazine, describes getting fired in this excerpt from her memoir (and BlogHer Book Club pick), Slow Love. Read more about Slow Love and join the discussions!...more

Slow Love: Get to Know Author Dominique Browning

Author Dominique Browning is the former editor-in-chief of House & Garden magazine and the author of BlogHer Book Club pick Slow Love, her memoir about life lessons she learned after her magazine folded in 2007....more

Sweet Ride: Discovering a New World

Sweet Ride: Discovering a New World     ...more
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Review: Wishing for Snow by Minrose Gwin

Dear Erin, I am trying to get in touch with the one who wrote the poems. Please forward this letter to her wherever she is.                                                        Love,                                                       Her Daughter...more

Review: My Ruby Slippers: The Road Back to Kansas by Tracy Seeley

Tracy SeeleyPublisher: University of Nebraska PressRelease: March 2011ISBN: 978-0-8032-3010-1208 pages"I felt suspended above place, nowhere, a stranger whose memories had no place to settle."...more

Review: Anne Roiphe's Art and Madness: A Memoir of Lust Without Reason

  I believed that art, for me the art of the story, the written word, was worth dying for.   We hear about great writers like Hemingway and Fitzgerald, Pound a...more

"No More Secs! Living, Laughing & Loving Despite Multiple Sclerosis" debuts

When I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) at the age of 44, all previous assumptions about health, work, and my new romance were suddenly up for grabs. My memoir, No More Secs! Living, Laughing & Loving Despite Multiple Sclerosis, is a story of acceptance and change and a basic truth -- good health and life are fleeting, but love and humor trump all. Every second matters, a point driven home by yet another life-altering diagnosis....more

Grandfathers & Cigars

Grandfathers and Cigars My Gre...more

(Interview) William Deresiewicz on Jane Austen, Community and Love

William Deresiewicz, the author of A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me about Love, Friendship, and the Things that Really Matter answered some of our pressing questions on life, love and how he made some tough decisions on writing about people in his life in his memoir. Read what he thinks about the role of community in our lives and whether or not he really would have found love without Jane Austen's help. ...more

It was different in Jane's day for sure and I guess maybe it was a bit more intense. It ...more