A brazenly funny, poignant memoir.
This gutsy collection offers a brilliant reflection on life as a young lesbian and breast cancer survivor. Through discussions of madness, religion, gender and feminism, Allison Gruber captivates with heartbreaking candor and wit. From her teenage Dian Fossey to her Virginia Woolf of Drama Club, the author invites us into a world of brash, bookish hilarity, as she navigates an unusual life, interrupted. In You’re Not Edith, Gruber asks herself how best to live and finds answers big enough for all of us.
The attention to these small moments, small eccentricities and oddities, makes the whole book a delight, with new surprises and insights from page to page….Through Allison Gruber’s ten delightful essays, we get to know her and a wide cast of friends and family well because she takes the time to give us her thoughts, her stories, her private moments, making it a book well worth the read.