Tag: memoir

A Writer’s Final Farewell to a Spouse

I was hesitant to pick up In Love as a newlywed. I am superstitious enough to worry about inviting misfortune by way of acknowledging it. But when I stood under the chuppah last November and married my husband, I remember thinking about death.

This Will Be Funny Later: Jenny Pentland on Fame’s Glare

You might not know who Jenny Pentland is, but if you read her new book, This Will Be Funny Later (Harper, $27.99), you’ll want to; the hilarious memoir, by turns scorching and poignant, reveals what’s like to have one of America’s funniest comedians—Roseanne Barr—for a mother. 

A Mother’s Lost Life, Before the War

Julie Metz talks to Fiction Editor Yona Zeldis McDonough her new book Eve and Eva: A Search for My Mother’s Lost Childhood and What War Left Behind (Atria). 

The Depth of Grandparents’ Love

Lilith’s Fiction Editor Yona Zeldis McDonough speaks to memoirist and novelist Kathryn Harrison about her latest foray into family history, On Sunset.

Love, Seduction and Survival—and Always, Paris

In 1950, Glynne Hiller, 26, goes to Paris with her husband, Joe, and her three-year-old daughter, Cathy, so they can all learn French and study in Paris. But after a year, Glynne leaves Joe. She doesn’t love him—in fact, she questions whether she’s ever been in love—and she seeks a more liberated life. Saucy and beautiful, Glynne charms one man after another, including the movie star Jean Gabin. Then she meets Maurice and her whole understanding of love changes.  Hiller, now 94, talks about that memorable and transformative experience with Fiction Editor Yona Zeldis McDonough.