He Said What?

Women Write About Moments When Everything Changed

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In He Said What?, twenty-six gifted women writers share profoundly personal moments in which a man in their life said something—good or bad—that changed them irrevocably.

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$16.95 USD
May 2011
296 pages
5.5" x 8.25"
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ISBN: 9781580053365

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He Said What?

Women Write About Moments When Everything Changed

By Victoria Zackheim (editor)

$16.95 USD, Trade Paper Original, May 2011

I love you. The meeting ran late. I want a divorce. One little word, one casual lie, one devastating announcement—and our lives are turned upside down forever.

In He Said What?, twenty-six gifted women writers share profoundly personal moments in which a man in their life said something—good or bad—that changed them irrevocably. Joyce Maynard reveals the profound humiliation and trauma she suffered when, after dropping out of Yale to move in with J.D. Salinger at just 18, he suddenly ordered her to pack her bags and leave. Author and screenwriter Amy Ferris writes about what her father said to her after she dropped out of high school at 15—right before she flew across the country to hitchhike her way from San Francisco to an Oregon commune.

With additional contributions from Dr. Margot Duxler, Beverly Donofrio, Sherry Glaser, Abby Frucht, Jane Ganahl, Christine Kehl O’Hagan, Susanne Dunlap, and Caroline Leavitt, this is a beautifully-penned, intimate collection of stories about the powerful impact that the right—or the wrong—words can have on a person’s life.

About Victoria Zackheim (editor)

Victoria Zackheim is the author of The Bone Weaver and the editor of four other anthologies—The Other Woman: 21 Wives, Lovers, and Others Talk Openly About Sex, Deception, Love, and Betrayal; For Keeps: Women Tell the Truth About Their Bodies, Growing Older, and Acceptance; The Face in the Mirror: Writers Reflect on Their Dreams of Youth and the Reality of Age; and Exit Laughing. She is the story developer and writer of the documentary film Tracing Thalidomide: The Frances Kelsey Story and the writer of Where Birds Never Sang: The Story of Ravensbruck and Sachsenhausen Concentration Camps, both produced by On the Road Productions. She teaches Personal Essay in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program. Her play, The Other Woman, which is based on her first anthology, is now in development with Jonathan and Hillary Reinis Productions. Victoria is a 2010 San Francisco Library Laureate and can be reached at www.victoriazackheim.com.

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