Buy This Book: "Escaping Into the Open: The Art of Writing True" by Elizabeth Berg
The enhanced digital edition of my memoir, Bald in the Land of Big Hair, is coming out in a couple weeks with a foreword by the wonderful Elizabeth Berg. I'm trying to decide how to credit her in the PR copy: "bestselling author of..." Oh dear. Decisions, decisions. The obvious choice might be Talk Before Sleep, because it eloquently speaks to both the experience of having cancer and the experience of loving someone who has cancer. The obvious choice if I'm trying to suck up to Oprah, would be Berg's Oprah Book Club book, Open House, or I could go with the forever readable Durable Goods. Or there's the more recent (and gorgeous) novels, The Last Time I Saw You and Home Safe. I'll let you know when I make up my mind. Meanwhile, Escaping Into the Open: The Art of Writing True is Berg's gift to writers, which she describes as "everything I know and believe about the craft." And trust me, she knows plenty. Check it out.