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The Forever Marriage

My Brush with Jeff Probst

Ann Bauer | Posted 11.11.2012 | Women
Ann Bauer

Trudy was audibly frustrated. "What I can't figure out," she said, "is why this even got the attention it did. You're an average woman who grew up feeling freakish and came to terms with her looks over time. That's the universal story, right?"

The Sexy Secret To Divorce-Proofing Your Marriage

Ann Bauer | Posted 09.16.2012 | Divorce
Ann Bauer

Haven't marriage experts been giving out this same advice for years?

The Power of Rejection

Ann Bauer | Posted 09.10.2012 | Home
Ann Bauer

The day I graduated with my MFA was one of the most discouraging of my life. My divorce was finalized that morning. I spoke to a real estate agent ab...

Warning: Explicit Sexual Content

Ann Bauer | Posted 05.25.2012 | Home
Ann Bauer

It's an odd animal: women's literary fiction -- NOT erotica -- with a brazen, sensual and deeply flawed main character. Carmen is perpetually concerned with, touching and baring her body. Yet the sex never becomes the story; it isn't that sort of book.

An Army of Brothers, Standing Guard

Ann Bauer | Posted 07.17.2012 | Parents
Ann Bauer

When my son, Max, was 3, he had a job. He walked alongside his older brother and translated. Andrew was 5 and autistic. He made high-pitched sounds to indicate what he wanted.

In Praise of Flawed Women

Ann Bauer | Posted 07.04.2012 | Home
Ann Bauer

During the long year that The Forever Marriage was circulating, I sought out portraits of imperfect but redeemable women.