memoir

A travel memoir for funny girls who trip up a lot

In anticipation of my exciting trip to Ireland and the UK tomorrow, I found myself at a local bookstore perusing the “literary travel” section. I was looking for a funny book about traveling. Okay, to be more specific,  I was looking for a funny book written by a down-on-her-luck, clumsy young woman who travels to […] Read more…

Writing Illness as Humour

“I knew, of course I knew, that life is always more complicated than our narratives.” – John Burnside, A Lie About My Father Writing an illness is hard. Writing an illness for the humour section is even harder. I am someone who prides herself on being rather breezy about the whole living with a chronic […] Read more…

Sometimes your dreams don’t come true.

We all spend our youth daydreaming about being movie stars, astronauts, or Nobel prize-winning scientists. We wax romantic about what it will be like when we are rich and our retweets reach the thousands. Usually our friends and family encourage us and tell us that those dreams are realistic, whether they actually believe that or […] Read more…