Monday, February 02, 2009


Just for the record, Michelle O'Neil started it. You know, talking about "it."

"It," is not the easiest thing for me to talk about, and relax, I'm not going to. But this anthology does. And it does so beautifully.

And honestly.

And painfully.

And humorously.

And some pieces do all three things, and those pieces are my favorite.

Two of my favorite writers, Cheryl Strayed, whom I am also lucky enough to call friend, and Hope Edelman, whom I am lucky enough to have met (and actually have hosted in my house), both have GORGEOUS pieces in this anthology.

My book club is reading the book - I know we'll have our best discussion ever.

And most honest.

And most painful.

And most humorous.

Because that's what happens when women start talking about "it."


Angie Ledbetter said...

Oh, I need more coffee for this topic today. :)

Robin said...

I still can't think of Michele's post without giggling. You had better wear Depends to that Book Club Meeting.

Jenny said...

I just read this - anthologies are the best.

Wanda said...

I'm blushing just reading this. (DO you believe that?)

And Michelle's post? LOVE.

Michelle O'Neil said...

Does this mean you're going to The Point?

Jess said...

Looks great, and I'll read anything by Cheryl.

But, I wonder if this is a totally straight book, or has some (sexual) diversity in it?

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Jess - there is some sexual diversity - not a lot, but some! I really love the pieces, each one is fabulously written, and there is a nice mix between humorous and heart-wrenching.

Deb Shucka said...

What a great idea for a book group! Thanks for the tip.

Stacy Quarty said...

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm ordering it on Amazon right now!