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Mindy Lewis is the author of Life Inside: A Memoir (Washington Square Press 2003) and editor of DIRT: The Quirks, Habits, and Passions of Keeping House (Seal Press, Spring 2009). Her essays have been published in Newsweek, Lilith, Body & Soul, and Poets & Writers magazines. She teaches at The Writer's Voice and at Brooklyn College."


Debra Gwartney's excellent Salon.com piece about anger, the past and housework: http://www.salon.com/2014/01/07/my_an...
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Average rating: 3.64 · 541 ratings · 65 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Life Inside: A Memoir
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 404 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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3.29 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 137 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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Collected Poems, 1948-1984 by Derek Walcott
Love After Love

The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other's welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.”
Derek Walcott
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Four Ghosts In A Mad House by Bird Neshama Trungma
Four Ghosts In A Mad House
by Bird Neshama Trungma (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2013
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In her highly distilled, vivid memoir, Bird Neshama Trungma narrates with lucid clarity her indoctrination into the mental illness community. Her eagle-eye observations of four ghosts in residence—herself, two fellow patients and one staff member, ea ...more
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Jersey Angel by Beth Ann Bauman
Jersey Angel
by Beth Ann Bauman (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2012
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I loved this book. It’s such an enjoyable, addictive read (I've read it twice). Bold, sexy, good-spirited, page-turning, cleanly written, with so many charming touches (I’m a fan of food details), turns of phrase, and wonderful characters, most notab ...more
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Let's Take the Long Way Home by Gail Caldwell
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Sensitively written, reflective account of friendship, love, loss, remembrance.
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Life Inside by Mindy Lewis
Life Inside: A Memoir
by Mindy Lewis (Goodreads Author)
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I'm the author, so I can't review it, except to say that aside from being my story, it's also the story of an era in psychiatry and a cautionary tale about misdiagnosis, as well as an exploration of adolescence. Writing this book changed my life, and ...more
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Dirt by Mindy Lewis
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I'm the editor, so I'm biased, but I'm very fond of this book because of the writers it contains, each with a unique take on the subject of cleaning, or not cleaning, and what housekeeping (or not) means in terms of identity, family, generations, tra ...more
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I Could Tell You Stories by Patricia Hampl
“You can’t put much on paper before you betray your secret self, try as you will to keep things civil.”
Patricia Hampl
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A Shining Affliction by Annie G. Rogers
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Heartbreaking, inspiring and brilliant. Annie Rogers deftly weaves the story of her work as therapist to 6-year-old Ben with her own surprising story, slowly lets each unfold, then brings them clearly and powerfully together. Evocative, poetic, stunn ...more
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Teaching a Stone to Talk by Annie Dillard
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“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”
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“Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”
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“Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader—not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.”
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“Planning to write is not writing. Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you're doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing. ”
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“Writers are not just people who sit down and write. They hazard themselves. Every time you compose a book your composition of yourself is at stake. ”
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