IN THE BEGINNING, there wasn’t a thing Margaret owned, a phrase she spoke, or a gesture she tossed off that I did not want as my own. But smooth-haired, blue-eyed, skim-milk-skinned, even visually she presented all that I could never be, her calm to my storm of unleashed red curls, speckled hazel eyes and haphazardly freckled skin. [Read more…]
MY NEW FAVORITE memoir has fabulous blurbs by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the bestselling Eat, Pray, Love and Anna Thomas, author of the bestselling books The Vegetarian Epicure and Love Soup. It has been lauded by both Gretchen Rubin, author of the bestselling book, The Happiness Project, and Katrina Kenison, author of the bestselling The Gift of an Ordinary Day. To my mind, it’s the best book on the soon-to-be-released list. I would know. I got to read the advance copy. Why is that?