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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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BOOK REVIEW + GIVEAWAY for My Mother Says Drums Are For Boys

Tue Sep 04 2018

Welcome to TBR Tuesdays, where I suggest books to add to your To Be Read pile. This week's selection is: My Mother Says Drums Are For Boys: True Stories for Gender Rebels by Rae Theodore. Read more »

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It Is Now Safe to Exit the Ride

Tue Aug 28 2018

A roller coaster may be a tired metaphor for a book release, but I’m standing by it. It’s my last post on the Ball, and tired is an adequate description of my present state as well. View at thedebutanteball »

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Parenting Styles: Have I Overdone the Internet Safety Lectures?

Mon Aug 27 2018

We have all read the horrific stories of cyber-bullying, and it would destroy me to watch either of my kids being harassed online, or in real life for that matter. We talk about internet safety often—perhaps too much, it turned out. View at modernparentsmessykids »

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MS. MAGAZINE: Representation Matters—Even When It’s Not of Happy Families

Wed Aug 22 2018

Sometimes, the thing society most objects to about your family isn’t what’s “wrong” with it. View at msmagazine »

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This Blooper Reel is Disappointing

Tue Aug 21 2018

I didn’t really have a blooper reel for Girlish. View at thedebutanteball »

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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 momeggreview »

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THE GUARDIAN: 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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