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Joyce Maynard

Author Joyce Maynard On How She Came To Love Hillary Clinton (After 45 Years)

Joyce Maynard | Posted 07.28.2016 | Fifty
Joyce Maynard

Forty six years ago, when I was an 18-year-old Yale freshman, my scholarship job was to clear away the dishes three nights a week in the Yale Law School dining hall. I have little doubt that among those whose plates and silverware I picked up were Hillary Rodham and Bill Clinton.

How Author Joyce Maynard Broke Up With Her Old Friend -- The Wine Bottle

Joyce Maynard | Posted 02.22.2016 | Fifty
Joyce Maynard

Nobody was calling me an alcoholic. Just a person who enjoyed her wine. I just did what countless numbers of women do all around me. And part of the danger lay in that: how totally acceptable it all looked.

Author Joyce Maynard On Her Unhealthy Relationship With Wine

Joyce Maynard | Posted 02.15.2017 | Fifty
Joyce Maynard

I was 12-years-old, which would make the year 1966 -- and I was home alone, except for my father, who was upstairs asleep. But he was not so much sleeping as passed out. Knock at the door: a police officer. 'Do you know anything about the Oldsmobile outside?' he asked me.

Author Joyce Maynard On The Moment She Decided To Quit Drinking

Joyce Maynard | Posted 02.08.2017 | Fifty
Joyce Maynard

I never got drunk . I was just 'taking the edge off'. But I also recognized that reaching for a glass of wine, or three, had become my response to stress or sorrow in my life. And like most women I know -- most human beings -- there was generally plenty of that.

13 Bookish Movies Now Streaming on Netflix

Off The Shelf | Posted 09.19.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

As book lovers, we tend to be skeptical about film adaptations, but we are fans of both the thirteen books on this list and their cinematic counterparts. Read the book, then stream the movie. Netflix is a marvelous thing.

7 Tips for Writers Looking for Lucky Breaks

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.30.2015 | Books
Holly Robinson

Crossing the threshold from unpublished to published author was a similar journey for me: I had to keep pounding on that door until, one crack at a time, it gave way. There was no one lucky break. It was more like a hundred of them.

Guatemala. Who Knew?

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 03.28.2015 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

In images, majestic volcanoes rise from the edge of inky waters; the lake appears mysterious, haunting. The deepest lake in Central America, Atitlan had been described by friends as a vortex, a portal, the bellybutton of Mayan civilization.

Preventing Un-Adoption Tragedies

Mirah Riben | Posted 03.05.2015 | Impact
Mirah Riben

Great consideration needs to be given as to whether reducing the stigma of giving up on adopted children would not inadvertently result in encouraging more terminations, turning adoption into a trial and give-back program as if children come with warranties.

Lessons From Ladies' Home Journal

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.25.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

When the editor called to say she liked the essay and wanted to buy it, I was convinced it was a friend playing a trick. It wasn't. In fact, the editor wanted to know if I had any other essays to show her.

Wave of Hiker Deaths Echoes 1970s Crime Spree

Christine Bronstein | Posted 06.22.2014 | Crime
Christine Bronstein

Last week, Bay Area residents had a disturbing reminder of a crime spree that terrorized Marin County women in the 1970s. While the police seem to believe that there's no reason for present-day women to be concerned, several locals disagree.

Joyce Maynard Discusses Pie Crust -- and Labor Day

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.02.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Joyce Maynard admits that her favorite scene in Jason Reitman's film of her novel Labor Day is one that wasn't in the book.

Movie Review: Labor Day

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.29.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Labor Day is one of those movies that either gets you to buy in and play along, or loses you at a crucial moment, earning only your mockery for the rest of its running time.

Joyce Maynard On Dating J.D. Salinger

Posted 01.24.2014 | Books

Joyce Maynard's 2009 novel, Labor Day, has been adapted into a feature film that hits theaters Jan. 31. The writer already has one other claim to fame...

Salinger Documentary by Shane Salerno, a Revealing Homerun

Carole Mallory | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Shane Salerno succeeds in solving the riddle of J.D. Salinger's reclusive behavior. Salinger chose to be a recluse when it suited his needs. Folks int...

Salinger: The Documentary on PBS

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

It's fitting that the 200th episode of American Masters on PBS features writer J. D. Salinger, an author so influential it is hard to imagine the course of 20th century American literature without his imprint of lost innocence in the novel The Catcher in the Rye.

J.D. Salinger and His Love for Homeopathic Medicine

Dana Ullman | Posted 12.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

Maynard wrote (and Salinger's daughter Margaret confirmed, in her own book, published in 2000) that Salinger has a special love and even a "preoccupation" with homeopathy.

Live from Toronto International Film Festival: Wednesday, Sept. 11

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Movies can amaze with their ability to not just take you out of yourself but to put in the middle of worlds you otherwise would never get a chance to see or experience.

Movie Review: Salinger

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.04.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

After all the hype about its supposedly mind-blowing revelations about the late J.D. Salinger, Shane Salerno's Salinger turns out to be a hype -- an overblown, overlong documentary with little that is either truly revelatory or earth-shaking.

Laura Bush And Karl Rove Headline Texas Book Festival | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Texas Book Festival releases its list today of authors participating in the 15th annual event, and the big names include a well-known radio journa...

Joyce Maynard

Joyce Maynard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joyce Maynard

On the Facebook page of my 26-year-old son--a place I am not encouraged to visit but do, occasionally, when too much time elapses between calls home t...

J. D. Salinger Remembered With Gratitude and Suspicion

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Finkle

The only book my mother ever forbade me to read was The Catcher in the Rye. Perhaps if she'd used reverse psychology, I wouldn't have become an avid Salinger fan.

Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me....

Lisa Solod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lisa Solod

"I'm going to go out in the yard and eat worms," is how the rest of that sad ditty goes. If you didn't say it as a child, you know someone who did. ...

At Home in the World: An Affair with J. D. Salinger Reveals a Sad, Angry, Predatory Man

Jules Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jules Siegel

Joyce Maynard's dazzling memoir, At Home in the World, reveals the details of her nine-month affair with J. D. Salinger when she was 18 years old.

J.D. Salinger Reviews: The New York Review Of Books On The Legendary Author

The New York Review of Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

J.D. Salinger's death has struck a chord around the world as those who grew up with the legendary author reflect on the end of an era. What has been s...

Joyce Maynard In Spotlight With J.D. Salinger's Death

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Joyce Maynard is gaining plenty of attention today in light of J.D. Salinger's death at 91. Maynard's memoir "At Home In The World" in 1998 detaile...