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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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Navigating Failure is Easier Than Navigating Success

Tue Jun 12 2018

It was better not to get my hopes up, not to be the stand-out nail waiting for the hammer. View at thedebutanteball »

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In Which My Cat Longs to Become a Feline Who Lunches

Mon Jun 11 2018

My cat has recently decided he wants to partake in daily lunch. Said cat is seven years old, and heretofore has never eaten lunch. I am uncertain who even informed him about the existence of lunch since he’s an indoor cat. Read more »

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Should You Send Your Ex A Father’s Day Card?

Tue Jun 05 2018

Kids aren’t the only people to give Fathers cards. Wives give them to their husbands, too. In perusing Father’s Day cards, I found several themes that I could relate to… View at modernparentsmessykids »

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What Lara Lillibridge Got Out Of Being on the Debutante Ball

Tue Jun 05 2018

I feel like women writers have this super power—the support of other women writers. Applications for Deb Class of 2019 are now open! View at thedebutanteball »

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The Writer Lara Lillibridge is Currently Fangirling Over

Tue May 29 2018

Writers are my movie stars. View at thedebutanteball »

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How I became a Hockey Mom against my Better Judgement

Thu May 24 2018

I hadn’t intended on becoming a hockey mother. View at modernparentsmessykids »

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Technology I Can't Live Without —Boy, am I Privileged

Tue May 22 2018

I could really live without most all technology if I had to—except for my laptop. View at thedebutanteball »

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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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