Randy Susan Meyers's Blog

July 6, 2017

“A capacity, and taste, for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. ” Abraham Lincoln Reading keeps me sane. Highlighted here are some recent reads, some not-so-recent, but all ones that made an indelible impression on my heart and mind. The One Man The One Man kept my up long past midnight, […]
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Published on July 06, 2017 08:12 • 8 views

June 24, 2017

Belmont Books is a dream come alive for my wonderful friends, Kathy Crowley & Chris Abouzeid—writers, dreamers, community-minded people, big-hearted, ridiculously funny (Chris) & ridiculously motherly (Kathy). Celebrate with us as we toast them.   Ellen Meeropol’s new novel, Kinship of Clover, was chosen as an NPR small press ‘best.’ Charles Baxter, author of The […]
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Published on June 24, 2017 07:57 • 11 views

June 21, 2017

  Reading is my life blood—between pleasure reading and research, I usually have three or four books going at a time. Including, of course, an audio book for when I’m driving, cleaning, or folding laundry. This month, the books that kept me awake were: For depth and dignity: HUNGER by Roxane Gay. I can’t get […]
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Published on June 21, 2017 05:19 • 2 views
  Reading is my life blood—between pleasure reading and research, I usually have three or four books going at a time. Including, of course, an audio book for when I’m driving, cleaning, or folding laundry. This month, the books that kept me awake were: For depth and dignity: HUNGER by Roxane Gay. I can’t get […]
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Published on June 21, 2017 05:19 • 10 views

May 22, 2017

 “Don’t forget; Jewish people read an enormous amount,” my lovely (and Jewish) literary agent said before my book launch. “We really love books.” I nodded. Yes, I knew that—at least I knew it inasmuch as I was Jewish and I read—as did my mother, my sister, and my daughters, but could I raise that sample […]
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Published on May 22, 2017 01:07 • 25 views

May 17, 2017

When Bernie Madoff’s crimes came to light, Ruth Madoff caught the rage right along side him. With no evidence, she was thrown on a virtual pyre—charged guilty by association and wedding ring. The world expected Hillary Clinton to answer for Bill Clinton’s infidelities, both by denying the charges in the aftermath and then absorbing the […]
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Published on May 17, 2017 21:06 • 11 views

May 13, 2017

On Thursday, May 11, caring smart women were in motion: The Women’s Group of the Greens, ably led by Cookie Edell and Irene Bochner, raised funds for ECPAT-USA, a much needed organization protecting children. “For more than two decades ECPAT-USA has been at the forefront of the fight to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children. […]
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Published on May 13, 2017 16:00 • 3 views

May 4, 2017

  Next time I worry about our world, I’ll think of the girls like those in the Hingham High School Drama club who are brave enough to put on a play which will delve head-first into the supercharged issue of rape culture and slut shaming with its spring production of the simply yet provocatively titled […]
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Published on May 04, 2017 13:44 • 12 views

April 30, 2017

  Crimes have multiple victims, including those who receive the least (or most inappropriate) attention: the family of the perpetrator. As fifty-plus accusations of sexual assault against Bill Cosby piled up, his wife of 52 years, Camille Cosby was damned for not knowing, damned for not telling (under the assumption that, of course, she knew […]
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Published on April 30, 2017 13:01 • 14 views

April 26, 2017

Money. It’s our last taboo. People spill seamy details about their sex lives before talking about their finances, salary, or savings accounts. And yet, despite this curtain of silence, money is not only (supposedly) the root of all evil, it’s at the heart of relationship battles, shattered dreams, and midnight wakefulness. Money (sadly) is often […]
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Published on April 26, 2017 11:11 • 13 views