The Evolution of Hillary Rodham Clinton

Available June 1, 2016 from Squint Books, an imprint of Eyewear Publishing: Order $14.49 Order from Small Press Distribution Download press kit (pdf) ISBN: 9781911335276 (paperback, pocket-sized, 188 pages) Find on Goodreads Who is Hillary Clinton, beyond the right-wing smear campaign and the reputation of her husband? Sonya Huber’s short, accessible book takes a balanced look at … Continue reading The Evolution of Hillary Rodham Clinton

Interviews for International Women’s Day

Last week a wonderful woman in India, Gitanjali Venugopal, emailed me to see if we could do a blog collaboration for International Women's Day. Who is Gitanjali? Gitanjali is a 20 year old amateur blogger who believes in making “OMG! So Relatable” cross her reader’s mind at least once. She is an Indian Blogger (Snake charmer? … Continue reading Interviews for International Women’s Day

Two Eyes Are Never Enough

My ebook on direct care workers is now available from SheBooks! Two Eyes are Never Enough: A minimum-wage memoir is an ebook that was just released, one in a new series of short ebooks by women, including some writers whose work I follow and love, including Hope Edelman, Susan Ito, Faith Adiele, Marion Winik, and many more forthcoming. Each … Continue reading Two Eyes Are Never Enough

Activist Memoir: Oil and Honey

I wrote an essay recently, "The Final Bakesale," in As It Ought To Be, about the challenge of conveying climate change as a narrative that grabs people emotionally. Bill McKibben's memoir, Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist, is a fantastic braided story that addresses this very issue, weaving back and forth between … Continue reading Activist Memoir: Oil and Honey

Next Big Thing

Laura Valeri (fictionista extraordinaire and my wonderful former colleague at Georgia Southern University, author of the beautiful book The Kind of Things Saints Do and the forthcoming linked story collection, Safe in Your Head) asked me to participate in a blog-tagging thing called "The Next Big Thing." Basically, I get to answer these questions and … Continue reading Next Big Thing

Opa Nobody

Opa Nobody, University of Nebraska Press, American Lives Series, 2008 ISBN: 0803243626 Hardcover: $24.95; Paperback: $18.95 Buy from IndieBound: Buy from Amazon       “[S]harp human insights on the omnipresent moral complications of living in Nazi Germany make this a worthwhile read. . . . [A] unique, imaginative take on the family memoir.”—Kirkus Reviews “Grounded in … Continue reading Opa Nobody

Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir

Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir. Class in America Series, University of Nebraska Press. 2010 ISBN: 978-0-8032-2623-4; 208 pp Hardcover: $22.95 Kindle (from Amazon): $13 Buy from IndieBound: Buy from Amazon: Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir Finalist for the 2010 Grub Street National Book Prize in Nonfiction “Wise, irreverent, honest, and utterly compelling. . . . Sonya … Continue reading Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir

How Memoir Helps Society

A memoirist's work these days can often involve reading statements about the badness, self-centered, or non-artistic nature of our work. Do you need me to provide links? There are many, but Neil Genzlinger's article, "The Problem with Memoirs," in the New York Times, seems to sum it up. These are different than controversies over the … Continue reading How Memoir Helps Society

Review of “Hot Cripple”

From Feb. 2012: I saw a review in Elle (yes I read it for the articles and also for the pictures of purses I can't afford) for a memoir entitled Hot Cripple. The blurb got my attention, because the family of memoirs advocating for a wider healthcare safety net is very small, and I want … Continue reading Review of “Hot Cripple”