Is Your Story Too Honest?

“This book is amazing. I have never read anything so open and honest before.” Really? I’m flattered. But never? That’s troubling. To answer the question, no. No, your story is not too honest. Neither is mine. It’s scary to put it all out there. Even in a time of TMI (Too Much Information) from Facebook to Reality TV to selfies …

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My Upcoming Book Profiled

Read this profile on my upcoming book on “3Gs,” or grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. Reporter Matt Lebovic did a beautiful job of bringing together all of the components of my story, and of the larger story of my generation and three generations in the aftermath of the Holocaust. <– P.S. The picture they used was taken in 1993 at my …

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It Is Time

This post was originally written ca. 2011. This morning I tried to weasel out of my writing committment to myself. But my honey called me on it. Well, he didn’t have to. I called myself on it. The conversation went something like this: Me: Let’s go out to breakfast, wouldn’t that be fun!? Him: Sure. Me: How about we go …

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Bubby’s Books

This post originally appeared here on September 28, 2010. I lost my grandmother in 2007. Bubby, as I and everyone else called her, was the greatest force and brightest light of my life. Bubby was a reader. Just one of the many ways in which I am so much like her. Put her (or me) in a quiet room or …

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