By Faye Moskowitz
"A publication that would make you get up and cheer."—The Detroit News
"Bridges the space among humor and depression, prior and current, Jew and gentile, to bare its author's easy humanity, deeply rooted in her unwavering love of kin. . . . Touching and compelling."—The Washington Post
"A sleek woman's historic voice, packed with the juicy flavor of life—knowing, loving, feeling, and clever."—Lore Segal
The Feminist Press brings again into print a literary gem.
Faye Moskowitz is writer of A Leak within the center: own Essays and lifestyles Stories and Whoever unearths This: i like You, a set of reports. She teaches writing at George Washington University.
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