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- The first paperback edition of GRAY IS THE NEW BLACK (Otis Books, June 2019) sold out in nine months and was a Small Press Distribution top-ten, non-fiction title for three of four quarters.
GRAY is a finalist for the 2021 Story Circle Network's Gilda Award, honoring comedian Gilda Radner and awarded to memoirs distinguished by their fresh voices, honesty, and authenticity. Memoirs that make us laugh (even when we want to cry).
GRAY was selected as a finalist for the 2020 IAN Book of the Year Awards in two categories: “Memoir,” and “Parenting/Family/Relationships,” and was awarded a 2020 NCPA book award in the memoir category. GRAY also made the 2019 MAGNIFY list of reviewers' favorite small press books published that year and was a finalist for the 2020 Wishing Shelf Book Awards.
‘A superbly entertaining memoir written with great honesty. A FINALIST and highly recommended!’
The Wishing Shelf Book Awards
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- GRAY is not a self-help book on how to go gray gracefully. Nor is it a manifesto about hair dye, or anything else. Going gray is the metaphor I chose for my journey, a year devoted to dissecting stale expectations, festering wounds and fairy-tale dreams of fame, true love and passionate sex. The book is sad, but also funny. In terms of voice and style, I aspire to a Nora Ephron aesthetic, with generous splashes of Erma Bombeck. (I know, I should be so lucky, but a girl's gotta aspire. And while I'm whispering in your ear, I just want you to know that some of my closest friends dye their hair, including some that really shouldn't, so seriously, it's not even an issue for me.)