He Said What: Women Write about Moments When Everything Changed

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited, 2011 - Large print books - 352 pages
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In He Said What?, twenty-six gifted women writers share profoundly personal moments in which a man in their life said something good or bad that changed them irrevocably. Joyce Maynard reveals the profound humiliation and trauma she suffered when, after dropping out of Yale to move in with J.D. Salinger at just 18, he suddenly ordered her to pack her bags and leave. Author and screenwriter Amy Ferris writes about what her father said to her after she dropped out of high school at 15 right before she flew across the country to hitchhike her way from San Francisco to an Oregon commune. With additional contributions from Dr. Margot Duxler, Beverly Donofrio, Sherry Glaser, Abby Frucht, Jane Ganahl, Christine Kehl O Hagan, Susanne Dunlap, and Caroline Leavitt, this is a beautifully-penned, intimate collection of stories about the powerful impact that the right or the wrong words can have on a person's life.

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User Review  - Vikki - Goodreads

I absolutely loved this book! They are essays of a very personal nature, all very different from each other, that respond to the theme, "He said what?". It helps that the authors are just wonderful ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

Normally I love essay collections united by a common theme, but this one mostly fell short. Some pieces read like slapdash blogs, other are literally excerpts from other works. The topic is too broad ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Victoria Zackheim teaches in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program. She also contributes book reviews to the San Francisco Chronicle; records c ommentaries for The Mimi Geerges Show, a book-related program on XM satellite radio; and is working on her second play. She is the author of the novel THE BONE WEAVER.

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