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Posts from ‘April, 2009’

The best and toughest audience

So the other night I had a major, major book event. I spoke at my mother’s Hadassah Chapter: Park Slope, Brooklyn. There was cake, there was coffee, there was hummus & salad & quinoa. And there were thirty-odd Jewish women in their 40s and 50s and 60s, each of them (well, almost) holding a copy of Sima. It […]

On the road again

Writing from my mini-tour, having wrapped-up two readings today: afternoon at Yale’s Hillel Center and this evening at R.J. Julia, a legendary indie in Madison, CT. Feast or famine: at Yale we had 6 attendees, at R.J. Julia’s, 22. But at both the conversation was hilarious and wide-ranging…get a group of women together (men are […]

A few reviews, and what to do about fairytales

Jewish Week, Book Reporter, and Streetcorner Library have weighed in on Sima. Good reviews, all. And tonight kicks off my own mini book-club tour. In the next three weeks I have 4 book clubs booked: two in Victoria, and two in NYC. I myself have never been to a book club where the author spoke. […]

Exam crunch

A friend wrote to tell me that a friend of hers emailed from Montreal: “I’ve just read a book you’d love,” she wrote, “it’s called Sima’s Undergarments for Women.” Cool, no? Am thick in midwifery-exam studying right now. Yes: thick in it. Which is why I am blogging, obviously, instead of reviewing, say, all the […]

To market to market

I am tempted to write all sorts of excuses about why it’s taken me so long to post a new entry, but I’m thinking that perhaps the #1 blog rule– or rather the #2 rule, give that the #1 rule is no doubt Write, and Write Often–is that if you haven’t written, don’t go on […]