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“Quirky and poignant, Girlish is equal parts jaunty and heartbreaking as Lillibridge turns her keen eye and brilliant prose toward an unconventional childhood and her attempts to navigate the tricky waters and mixed messages about what it means to be female in a family and culture that veer wildly between openness, secrecy, and shame. ”
—Sonja Livingston, author of Ghostbread

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My 8 Favorite Books of 2017

Tue Dec 26 2017

I decided to limit myself to eight books, because eight is my lucky number. Besides, many of us have a short attention span and ten books seems to be too many. View at thedebutanteball »

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Two-House Christmas

Mon Dec 25 2017

Sometimes people tell our kids, “I’m sorry your parents are divorced,” or other such sympathetic comments. But not today. View at huffingtonpost »

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A Chanukah Miracle

Sat Dec 23 2017

It turns out that gluing metal to plastic is surprisingly harder than I thought. Read more »

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I Found my Stop on the Fashion Elevator

Tue Dec 19 2017

I had thought I was ready to wear joggers in public. I was horrendously mistaken. Read more »

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Writing Cave Essentials

Tue Dec 19 2017

Learn about the essential elements for a good writing cave, including a helpful feline and essential bathrobe. View at thedebutanteball »

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Book Review of The Missing Girl by Jacqueline Doyle

Fri Dec 15 2017

The Missing Girl is comprised of eight separate stories, each only a few pages long. Told from the point of view of perpetrators, victims, and friends of victims, each chapter is a stand-alone story about a girl who was preyed upon by someone known, or unknown. A haunting collection, its prose is clear and direct, with exquisite tension. View at momeggreview »

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Sorry, Comet, Adults and Children Can’t be Friends

Tue Dec 12 2017

My kids think this whole “not just a teacher but also your friend” thing sounds like a warm and fuzzy idea. I have a differing opinion. View at huffingtonpost »

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Timeline of a Memoir

Tue Dec 05 2017

I have a cold so I’m eschewing complete sentences this week. Instead, I spent an inordinate amount of time on mediocre graphics. View at thedebutanteball »

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Interview with MyDomaine: Here's How Talking to Kids About Gender Is Simpler Than It Sounds

Tue Dec 05 2017

To find out how we as parents and educators (and even just as adults) can work toward a future of liberation and respect in both small and big ways every day, we reached out to Lara Lillibridge, the author of upcoming memoir Girlish. View at mydomaine »

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My Love-Hate Relationship With First Drafts

Tue Nov 28 2017

As a writer, we don’t get a lot of positive reinforcement along the way, and that little gray-on-gray page- and word-counter in the lower left corner of my screen gives me a tremendous feeling of accomplishment. View at thedebutanteball »

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The Ethical Dilemma of Finding Desiccated Lizards

Sun Nov 26 2017

Perhaps my desire to transport dehydrated carcasses across state lines is not as much a reflection of my weirdness as it is a reaction to the normality of my ex-husband. Read more »

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My Love of Writing Contests

Thu Nov 16 2017

I kept submitting my essay, but I no longer cared when people rejected it. It wasn’t a reflection on my worth as a writer or as a person. View at thedebutanteball »

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