BARBARA’S BOOK

Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith" book cover with photo of author Barbara Falconer Newhall

"Any seeker of any faith will be blessed to read the words of this fine author and observer."

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A Case of the Human Condition

I’m Barbara Falconer Newhall and I’ve got an incurable Case of the Human Condition. And since you do too, I’m counting on you to laugh and cry along with me as I riff on life as we know it . . . Below you'll read about my creaky, old fifties house, my forays into home gardening, my shopping stories, my spectacularly low-fashion wardrobe -- and more.

More Construction Is Under Way — We’re Giving My Website a New Look

Metal poles at a construction site to illustrate that BarbaraFalconerNewhall.com will be under construction for a few days. Photo by Barbara Newhall

My website will be down from time to time over the next few day. It’s under construction. We’re making it mobile friendly for easier viewing. Read more.

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For One Night I Was Important Again. Thank You Armistead Maupin

I was important at the cast party for "The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, San Francisco, June 15, 2017. Barbara Falconer Newhall and Jonathan Groff of TV show "Looking." Photo by Jon Newhall

At a party for “The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin” I discovered I was important enough to score quality time with the likes of actor Jonathan Groff. Read more.

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When It Comes to Beauty, I Get Grabby. Here’s Why

A memory of beauty. A bride is a blur as she dances at her wedding in Southern California, May 13, 2017. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Beauty. When I encounter something as beautiful as my daughter’s wedding day I can’t just sit and be with it. I get greedy and grasping. Read more.

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Surprise! Here’s What I Wore to My Daughter’s Wedding

My daughter's wedding: The pretty good legs of a 75-year-old woman. Photo by Barbara Newhall

For my daughter’s wedding, I took a chance and had the tailor cut the elegant Adrianna Papell ball gown off at the knees. Here’s the result. Read more.

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Mother-of-the-Bride Dress: What, Oh, What Do I Wear to My Daughter’s Wedding?

smoke blue mother-of-the-bride dress. Photo by Barbara Newhall
Figure flaws? I’m going to wear them proudly — with the help of just the right mother-of-the-bride dress. Here are my final four choices. Read more.

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Six Ways to Look Dreadful at Your Daughter’s Wedding — A Mother-of-the-Bride Moment

A mother of the bride tries on dresses to cover her figure flaws -- flabby arms, wobbly neck and falling bustline. Photo by Barbara Newhall

The mother of the bride faces up to the figure flaws she’ll be taking to her daughter’s wedding: wobbly neck, flabby arms, descending bustline . . . and more. Read more.

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