Amy Friedman
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"I'll be appearing on Katie Couric's show in May to talk about my memoir, Desperado's Wife--available on Amazon and www.amyfriedman.net"
Mar 11, 2013
Mel Ryane left a comment for Amy Friedman
"Better late than never, Amy I just read your Modern Love and loved it. Excellent work, congratulations."
Oct 3, 2010
Amy Friedman replied to the discussion 'Where do you publish?' in the group Essay Writing
"A great place to always look for markets is in Poets & Writers Magazine (www.pw.org), under the classifieds section. I keep a list of markets and send it out to my students who continually send me new places, and I keep that going. I'll…"
Aug 10, 2010
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"Hi Amy, which book is your memoir? I didn't really see a title on this page that I thought might have been it, but it is late at night and I'm sleepy. Are excerpts around anywhere?"
Mar 14, 2010
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"Welcome to the Baby Boomers group, Amy!"
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Baby Boomers

Women born between 1945 and 1964 who write about and are interested in contributing material about their lives- then and now.
Feb 9, 2010
Amy Friedman commented on the group 'Essay Writing'
"Yep, mentioned Dillard. And Barry Lopez. And Nancy Lord. And Lauren Hillenbrand. And there's the exquisite Patricia Hampl..."
Jan 11, 2010
Amy Friedman commented on the group 'Essay Writing'
"some of you might enjoy a wonderful blog on creativity www.geniocity.com"
Jan 11, 2010
Amy Friedman commented on the group 'Essay Writing'
"I write personal essays and memoir, and I teach same (at UCLA Extension), and yes, Lopate's book is a must-have, but so is a subscription to The Sun and a dive into all the exquisite essays there are online. I've been lax about this site,…"
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Essay Writing

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Jan 11, 2010
Annette Fix left a comment for Amy Friedman
"Nice to cyber-meet you. =) Keep me posted on your next show at SPARK or Tasty Words and I'll keep an eye out for you."
Dec 8, 2009
Kendra Bonnett left a comment for Amy Friedman
"Not a problem Amy. I know how single-minded you need to be...I'm going into the same mode myself. I'll resurface in a couple of months! Kendra"
Nov 12, 2009
Amy Friedman left a comment for Kendra Bonnett
"Kendra, my apologies for waiting to long to accept your invitation to be a friend. I confess as I worked to finish my book I've been lax about communication of every kind. Thanks for inviting me, and good to meet you here."
Nov 12, 2009
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PW's Top Ten

Striking, that list of the Top Ten books of 2009 by Publisher's Weekly, and startling and amazing and ridiculous to me that not a single book by a woman made the list. But more ridiculous to me, in fact, is the very idea of a Top Ten List selected by a panel.I've been on selection panels; I know how these things work--"I love this book/person/idea so much I want it to win first place/be awarded a grant/be selected as winner," met with "I'll give you that book/person/idea if you give me this…See More
Nov 11, 2009
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"Hey Lucie, welcome!"
Nov 10, 2009
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Tell Me A Story: Women of Wonder Story telling at Every Picture Tells A Story Bookstore

November 8, 2009 from 12pm to 2pm
Wendy Hammers, Margot Rose, Lori Ada Jaroslow tell stories, Gina Pavlova tells a story with puppets (not your ordinary puppetry), and Laura Hall plays music at Every Picture Tells a Story. Cookies and milk, too!
Oct 20, 2009

Profile Information

Who I am:
www.mythsandtales.com
@kellsmom
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
www.amyfriedman.net
@kellsmom
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
One Souffle At a Time with Anne Willan (September 2013)
Desperado's Wife: A Memoir
Tell Me a Story
The Spectacular Gift
Tell Me A Story: Timeless Folktales from Around the World (audio book)
Tell Me A Story 2: Animal Magic (audio book)
Tell Me A Story 3: Women of Wonder (audio book)
Nothing Sacred: A Conversation with Feminism
Kick the Dog and Shoot the Cat
The Spectacular Gift
Tell Me a Story

Anthologies:
Stricken: 5,000 Stages of Grief
What Was I Thinking: 58 Bad Boyfriend Stories
Quiet Voices: Selections from the Kingston Whig Standard Magazine
To Honor A Teacher
Pissed Off: On Women and Anger

As yet unpublished
The Murderer's House (excerpted in New York Times Modern Love, February 15, 2009)
Media outlets that I currently write for:
Universal Press Syndicate (columnist)
Mad As Hell Club
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoir
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
very occasionally
Services I offer to other writers:
I teach writing (memoir and personal essay)
I edit
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
yes, a writers' group
My professional associations:
PEN USA
SCBWI
National Storytellers Network
I found out about She Writes from:
Hope Edelman

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PW's Top Ten

Posted on November 11, 2009 at 12:07pm 0 Comments

Striking, that list of the Top Ten books of 2009 by Publisher's Weekly, and startling and amazing and ridiculous to me that not a single book by a woman made the list. But more ridiculous to me, in fact, is the very idea of a Top Ten List selected by a panel.



I've been on selection panels; I know how these things work--"I love this book/person/idea so much I want it to win first place/be awarded a grant/be selected as winner," met with "I'll give you that book/person/idea if you give… Continue

The CDs and blogs

Posted on July 24, 2009 at 7:10am 0 Comments

http://www.mommy-muse.com/blog/2009/07/mommy-muse-com-favorites-tell-me-a-story-3/

Every morning lately I wake to find a new rave review of my latest CD, which is glorious, and especially so because I'm slogging my way, truly slogging, to the end of a memoir that's been 7 years in the creation, and teaching too much, and editing others' work, and...okay, enough with the complaints, today's review brought bliss.

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At 8:30am on October 3, 2010, Mel Ryane said…
Better late than never, Amy I just read your Modern Love and loved it. Excellent work, congratulations.
At 8:50pm on March 14, 2010, Phoebe Wilcox said…
Hi Amy, which book is your memoir? I didn't really see a title on this page that I thought might have been it, but it is late at night and I'm sleepy. Are excerpts around anywhere?
At 9:33am on February 9, 2010, Julie Mihaly said…
Welcome to the Baby Boomers group, Amy!
At 2:26pm on December 8, 2009, Annette Fix said…
Nice to cyber-meet you. =) Keep me posted on your next show at SPARK or Tasty Words and I'll keep an eye out for you.
At 9:06am on November 12, 2009, Kendra Bonnett said…
Not a problem Amy. I know how single-minded you need to be...I'm going into the same mode myself. I'll resurface in a couple of months! Kendra
At 11:34am on August 21, 2009, Tracy Slater said…
Hi Amy. Just joined the memoir writers group and am going through old messages and saw yours about your Modern Love piece. I'd love to read it. I taught in prisons for about 4 years and have published a few pieces about it.

Will you send me the link if you get a chance?

Otherwise, nice to be connected!

Tracy
At 10:15pm on August 3, 2009, Mel Ryane said…
Yes, we're all very excited about Len's nomination. I do hope to meet you in person.
At 4:29pm on August 3, 2009, Mel Ryane said…
Amy,

I fired off a letter to UTLA Newspaper after your email. Thanks!

On a personal note, I'm friends with Heather Cariou. She has been singing your praises for years.
At 9:50am on July 27, 2009, Anne Stuessy said…
Thanks, Amy, I will definitely take a look at your site too.
At 9:34am on July 12, 2009, Idris Anderson said…
Oh to be back at VCCA again with you! Hope life is good for you.
Idris
 
 
 

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