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“This extraordinary book encompasses and embraces the complexities of 20th and 21st Century post-nuclear family realities. Lillibridge generally refers to the real-life characters of this psycho-drama as Girl, Mother, Stepmother, Father, and Brother, which makes the story read like a remarkable post-modern fairy tale. This book is absolutely of its time, adding to and illuminating a Zeitgeist that cannot, and will not, be turned back. The enduring need that ties together this new reality to old is this: How do we find ways to love each other? Real love is not without ambivalence, and that is true here. This is the great strength of Girlish, a compelling memoir for our time. ”
—Sue William Silverman, author of True Confessions, Lovesick, and The Pat Boone Fan Club: My Life as a White Anglo-Saxon Jew

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How to Write Useful Book Reviews

Wed May 16 2018

It turns out, ignoring a book is one of the worst things you can do for it—so what do you do if you don’t love a book but don’t want to punish the writer with your silence? View at thedebutanteball »


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Girlish – Growing Up in a Lesbian Home | Interview with Lara Lillibridge

Mon May 14 2018

The Empty Closet had a chance to chat with Lillibridge before her April release. (Author's Note: I never said house maid. I said house mate but it was over the phone.) View at gayalliance »


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Why we need to break the silence around domestic violence in LGBTQ families

Tue May 08 2018

As a child of lesbian parents, I felt like I needed to be normal, well adjusted and heterosexual. View at washingtonpost »


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My Various Entry Points into THE ONES WE CHOOSE

Tue May 08 2018

A good story allows the reader to enter it from multiple vantage points. THE ONES WE CHOOSE is not just a good story, but an amazing story that will linger long after you put it down. It is truly one of my favorite books of the year, maybe because I engaged with the book on multiple levels. View at thedebutanteball »


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Self Promotion—Awkward Yet Necessary

Tue May 01 2018

I desperately want that one reader who has never seen anything resembling his or her family in a book to find Girlish and feel a little less alone in the world. And they will never find it without promotion. View at thedebutanteball »


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How Racial Profiling and Stereotypes Work

Tue Apr 24 2018

Romaine lettuce wants to kill us, or at least make us sick. Maybe it’s not the fault of the lettuce itself—in terms of nature v. nurture it’s toxicity is definitely a result of the way it was raised.  Probably.  Read more »


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Writing Programs, MFAs, and What to do if You Can’t Afford Any of Them

Tue Apr 24 2018

When I started writing in a serious, dedicated way, I had 95 undergrad credits and three active student loans. I didn’t have a bachelor’s degree or an MFA and had never been to a writers’ workshop, but I believed in my stories. View at thedebutanteball »


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Happy Birthday, FROM UNSEEN FIRE!

Tue Apr 17 2018

I am so excited about Cass Morris’s release of FROM UNSEEN FIRE! I haven’t read a ton of historical fantasy, but good writing knows no genre. View at thedebutanteball »


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Why Can’t The Kids Sleep In Their Clothes?

Mon Apr 16 2018

I see no reason why I can’t bask in the care-free freedom that dressing my children at night affords me, at least until they hit puberty and get stinky. View at modernparentsmessykids »


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Let's Talk About The Diminished

Thu Apr 12 2018

It's the book release of THE DIMINISHED, one of my favorite YA Fantasy novels. View at thedebutanteball »


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On Microagressions: Did You Ever Think You Were a Lesbian Like Your Mom?

Sun Apr 08 2018

Starting in high school, I’ve been asked variations on this question my whole life — mostly by men. I do understand people’s natural curiosity, but there are so many problems with this question that I have to write a whole post about it. View at medium »


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On the Queer Women Who Raised Me

Sat Apr 07 2018

Read an excerpt from Girlish in The Advocate. View at advocate »


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