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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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A Tale of Two Launches

Wed Aug 15 2018

A compare-contrast post about my two launch parties. View at thedebutanteball »


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Watching boys start fires.

Mon Aug 13 2018

Essay published in Whiskey Island Magazine Vol. 70 Read more »


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The Manuscripts in My Drawer

Tue Aug 07 2018

Just because I write a lot doesn’t mean all of it is good. View at thedebutanteball »


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Mama, Mama, Only Mama! Lara Lillibridge Discusses Book 2

Tue Jul 31 2018

Being a single mother means finding out you are stronger than you ever knew was possible. View at thedebutanteball »


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Research in Memoir

Tue Jul 24 2018

It’s easy to discount the need for research in memoir. I mean, who knows your life better than you do? There was actually a good bit of research that went into crafting Girlish. View at thedebutanteball »


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Girlish Review on Mom Egg Review

Mon Jul 23 2018

Review by Lisa C. Taylor View at com »


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I was taunted for having two mums in the 1980s

Sun Jul 22 2018

It was a dangerous time, but my lesbian parents paved the way View at theguardian »


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Interview with Terese Mailhot, author of Heart Berries

Sat Jul 21 2018

I am so excited to welcome Terese Marie Mailhot to the blog today, and introduce her and her searingly beautiful memoir to the Deb community! View at thedebutanteball »


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If You Can Visualize It, It Can Be Yours—Or Maybe Not

Tue Jul 17 2018

As I wrote Girlish, I pictured a young woman on the opposite side of the country opening my book and seeing something that resembled her life for the first time ever and feeling less alone. (The other side of the country is less scary than the neighbor living next door.) View at thedebutanteball »


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GoFundMe is the Modern Casserole Brigade

Thu Jul 12 2018

Go Fund Me is the virtual casserole brigade, and it’s as much for the donors as for the recipients. Read more »


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Easter Eggs and Hidden Mickeys—Small Clues for our Loved Ones

Tue Jul 10 2018

Easter Eggs or Hidden Mickeys are little details or layers that are intended only for a specific audience in the know to find. View at thedebutanteball »


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Why We Need Darkness in YA Literature

Thu Jul 05 2018

I buy books for my sons. I read reviews and get recommendations and thrust books into their hands and walk away. I don’t generally pre-read the books before I give them to the boys. When I do read them, I'm often surprised. View at only-mama »


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