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.

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

I posted this essay way back in 2009. It's all about trying to hold on to stuff, especially the beauty stuff that life sometimes throws your way. Today, as … [Read more...]

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

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The votes were in. I'd asked for help deciding what to wear to my daughter's wedding. And some of my readers were kind … [Read more...]

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

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Here they are, the final four candidates for my mother-of-the-bride dress. None of the four fully obscures the … [Read more...]

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

By Barbara Falconer Newhall They used to be known as figure flaws. I'm sure there's a brand-new, trendy euphemism for them -- "body features" maybe. I'm … [Read more...]

Gray Hairs. Wrinkles. And Kids Who Won’t Stop Growing Up

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, Dec. 23, 1990 When I look in the mirror, I see wrinkles. I see gray hairs. This is good. This very … [Read more...]