memoir

6:00pm

Wed November 5, 2014
Cops & Courts

Assault and recovery, a reporter's personal tale

Judy Silber as a graduate school student in St. Louis during the 1990s.

In 1992, KALW's Judy Silber was in Des Moines, Iowa for the Bar Mitzvah of a second cousin. On a late Saturday afternoon, she left the hotel where she was staying with her family and went out for a walk. While crossing over a bridge, a man grabbed her and pulled her down the grass embankment. A warning to listeners, this story involves some disturbing and graphic content.

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12:36pm

Wed September 24, 2014
out In The Bay ~ 9-24-14

Powerful Memoir: "Riding Fury Home"

Chana Wilson and her mother, Gloria

Chana

Wilson grew up in the 1950s with a suicidal mother. She learned in adulthood that her mother had been a closeted lesbian given psychiatric treatments - including electroshock - to “cure” her. Mother and daughter developed a deep bond when both came out as lesbians in the women’s and gay liberation movements of the late 1960s and ’70s. There's much more to this touching, fascinating story in "Riding Fury Home," Chana’s memoir. Marilyn Pittman hosts.  Thursday, September 25, 2014

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5:09pm

Thu February 21, 2013
Arts & Culture

Litquake organizers take you 'way behind the music' of pop stars

litquake.org

When was the last time you read an American pop star's memoir? Have you ever flipped through one of those glossy volumes at a bookstore and thought, "How narcissistic! What would possess anyone to read this?"

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8:46pm

Thu January 24, 2013
Arts & Culture

Out In The Bay 1/24/13

Interview with author Chana Wilson.

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