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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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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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Tiny, Perfect, Beautiful Princesses or Hummingbirds are Assholes

Wed Dec 06 2017

If a hummingbird was the size of a sea gull, we would recognize their sinister nature and consider them a threat against all humanity. 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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