Wednesday, December 12, 2012


This week I reviewed Culture Rebel: Because the World Has Enough Desperate Housewives, by Connie Jakab, for the Englewood Review of Books. You can read my review here.

Also, in case you missed it, back in October I reviewed Does this Church Make Me Look Fat? by Rhoda Janzen. I have been a fan of Janzen's writing since I read her first work of creative nonfiction, Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, and she teaches at my alma mater, Hope College. I hope you'll check out that review, also.

I've been looking at my creative nonfiction shelf (which won't be a single shelf much longer) and contemplating teaching a course on women and memoir in the future. I know who my "must read" authors are, but I want to hear yours. Who are your favorite nonfiction writers? Who would you want to have students read in such a course, and why?

Leave a comment below. And support women writers, because it's a crazy world out there.