Tag Archives: Jewish memoir

Author’s Notebook | Nancy Davidoff Kelton, Finding Mr. Rightstein

The Whole Megillah (TWM): What inspired you to write this book and this book now? Nancy Davidoff Kelton (NDK): In 2005, I wrote an essay about my mother, her illness, and my relationship with her that  was published as a “Lives” … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Morris Dickstein, Why Not Say What Happened: A Sentimental Education

Professor, critic, and author Morris Dickstein, author of Gates of Eden (1977) and Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression (2009), recently published a new memoir, Why Not Say What Happened: A Sentimental Education (Liveright Publishing, 2015). … Continue reading

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Guest Post | Seminar on Jewish Story Report, Part Three by Sheila Lewis

An All-of-a Kind Seminar on Jewish Story In a four-part series, Sheila Lewis reports on her experiences at the recent Seminar on Jewish Story, sponsored by The Whole Megillah LLC, together with the Association of Jewish Libraries. The memoir panelists … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Martin Goldsmith, Author of Alex’s Wake

From May 13 through May 27, the MS St. Louis, a Hamburg-Amerika luxury liner, carried nearly 1,000 German-Jewish refugees to alleged safety in Havana in 1939. The refugees, save 22 first-class passengers, were not allowed to disembark. Martin Goldsmith is the … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Nancy K. Miller | My Memoirs Made Me Jewish, or How Jewish Is Enough?

In the year 2000 I received a phone call from a real estate broker who informed me that I had inherited a small plot of land on the outskirts of Jerusalem from my paternal grandparents. The phone call led to … Continue reading

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Guest Post | Seminar on Jewish Story Panelist, Poet/Memoirist Joy Ladin

My life was changed by a writers’ conference I attended in 1985. I was three years removed from concentrating in creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Writing poetry had been at the center of my life since junior high school, … Continue reading

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Book Review | Hiding Places by Diane Wyshogrod

Hiding Places: A Mother, a Daughter, an Uncovered Life By Diane Wyshogrod Excelsior Editions/State University of New York Press, 2012, 298 pp. The good stuff Intraspection—Perhaps because Wyshogrod is a psychologist, her in-depth questioning of herself helps the reader understand … Continue reading

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