The Memoirist
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The Memoirist

“Table For One”

Searching for my own good company

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The Zoo

I was the oldest of six children (or wild beasts depending on the day). By 6 p.m. my mother was ready to resign her commission. Her last act was to serve dinner, at which point a set of carefully constructed rules went into effect.

She retired to the living room with a drink and a book and steadfastly ignored us…

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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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