I first met award-winning writer and journalist Dorri Olds through Susan Shapiro’s essay writing class. I was overcome by her positivity in contexualizing her recovery process through her work, which has become required reading for a Victimology course at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. 2,209 more words
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Even if I wrecked my back in the process.
After graduate school, as a single, broke freelancer, I spent years of hot months in the big city partying and sweating in a black bikini with a series of bad boyfriends atop my unpaved Manhattan building, christened Tar Beach. 1,463 more words
Incredibly honored and excited to participate in the 2015 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference.
I’ll be speaking on a panel titled “HOW, WHEN & WHY TO SWITCH WRITING GENRES,” to be moderated by the brilliant and amazing 121 more words
“LIGHTING UP” (HOW I STOPPED SMOKING, DRINKING, AND EVERYTHING ELSE I LOVED IN LIFE EXCEPT SEX) By Susan Shapiro
Review By Alan Chrisman (All Articles ARE written BY ALAN CHRISMAN), copyright 2012-2015 (A Praveen Patel has tried to hack them and claim them.) 1,056 more words
RELATIONSHIPS: “IT’S COMPLICATED!”
There’s a section on G+ where people can describe their relationship. I noticed several people chose-“it’s complicated.” Relationships, you know those things, most of us are either in, trying to recover from or are dreaming for. 916 more words