A memoir-writer who grew up in Chicago’s Little Italy writes about his first job there.
Reflections on mixed feelings about the Ice Bucket Challenge.
When I assigned “The Best Job I Ever Had” as a topic for the writers in my memoir classes, Hugh went home and started making a list. “I wrote down every place I’d ever worked,” he said. “This one kept coming up on top.” His essay opens in the summer of 1943. Hugh was 11 […]
I have a deep-seated desire, a need even, to try to keep up with current events. And lately, I’ve been thinking that’s gonna kill me. Between bankrupt domestic and local politics, and conflicts here and around the world that continually point out the human genius in finding ways to terrorize, brutalize, and diminish other humans, […]
So many dog lovers who see me out and about with Whitney stop, sigh, and say, “I wish I could bring my dog with me to the store.” This month, if you live anywhere near Chicago, you finally can! My longtime friend Jenny Foucre Fischer works at The Bookstore in Glen Ellyn, Ill, The store […]