I’ve blurbed books before but have not been FAMOUS enough to make the final cut. Until now!(It’s a weird business, the blurb-getting. You ask for many more blurbs than you need. And you choose the most hyperventilate-y ones you get. And you grovel to the people above your station, and you decide whether the people below your station are really famous enough for their endorsement to sell your book.) Anyway, this time my ringing endorsement is on somebody else’s book jacket. I assumed it helped that I really liked the book, a reissue of the essay collection And the Bridge Is Love, by Faye Moskowitz. Moskowitz is a funny, rueful writer; an English professor at GW and the former fiction editor of Lilith magazine. This essay collection is sad and hilarious and poetic in a non-irksome way. Moskowitz writes about motherhood, food, ambivalence about Judaism, womanhood and the body, and gee, I wonder why I could relate.
Anyway, the book was brought back into print by the redoubtable Feminist Press and you should read it.