"I can’t think about my mother, who is dying slowly and furiously. My grief is an unpacked box of sharp pieces stacked in a dark storeroom; I lug around a catalog of unfinished business."
These days, we’re free—for better or for worse, as the traditional ceremony puts it—to pick and choose rather than relying on tradition to tell us.
Winner: Best Essay Prize, "Marriage"
One simple equation compels the author to take a fifth trip down the aisle
A conversation with Elane Johnson
"The tidbit 'married five times' naturally inspires some negative perceptions ..." An interview with the winner of the $1,000 marriage essay contest!
Finding inspiration in marriage memoirs
A conversation with Amaris Ketcham
The winner of Creative Nonfiction's 'The Weather' contest talks about her prize-winning essay, "Recorded Lightning."
An interview with Al Roker
America's weatherman on his accidental television career; why we’re so addicted to watching news coverage of weather events; and the satisfactions of writing books.
Five memoirists share their favorite tools for recreating scenes and setting
"What will 'true' mean when we have so many technological tools to aid us in recreating settings and scenes?"
If you're wracked with joint pain, you don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows
There's an element of mystery to the weather; that's what keeps it interesting.