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The Memoirist

Delight Has No Shelf Life

Connection to my baby came out of left field

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Motherhood: A bill of goods

I was a lousy baby-mother. I thought it would be so straightforward, so automatic. I was a clinical child psychologist, for God’s sake! I worked with women who suffered postpartum depressions, assaults on lives and selves that they had once known and were terrified would not…




We publish memoirs, personal essays, and fictional memoir. Creative stories unpacked from the nostalgic hope chests of our lives.

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Martha Manning, Ph.D.

Martha Manning, Ph.D.

Dr. Martha Manning is a writer and clinical psychologist, author of Undercurrents and Chasing Grace. Depression sufferer. Mother. Growing older under protest.

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