A Case of the Human Condition: My (Awesome) Zumba Body

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Trying on bras at Nordstrom the other day, the truth was all too apparent. Too much flesh here. Too much skin there. Some of … [Read more...]

At Tuolumne — Celebrating Getting Born

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, with a little help from her friends On my last birthday, in September, I had three wonderful days at Tuolumne Meadows … [Read more...]

Lauren Winner: Seven Pithy Writing Tips From a Best-Selling Memoirist

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Lauren Winner, author of  the popular memoir Girl Meets God, was in San Francisco last weekend giving advice to religion … [Read more...]

The Writing Room: Writing Tips from Jasmin Darznik of “Good Daughter” Fame

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Jasmin Darznik was at the Book Passage bookstore in Marin county, California, Monday night for the monthly meeting of the Left … [Read more...]

Book Openers: Memoiring in the Mountains with the Bestselling Jasmin Darznik

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I first met Jasmin Darznik back in 2006, and right away she presented a problem. We were in the same nonfiction workshop – it … [Read more...]