“The irony of having a bust made of myself is not lost on me.”
by Shoba Viswanathan
“I never thought I had led a life worthy of memoir. I thought memoir and autobiography were reserved for great lives….”
“We all know what it feels like to feel like something less than what we’re supposed to be.”
“When I was a child,” Wineberg says, “I imagined life became steadier, more controllable, and smoother as people entered middle-age and beyond. But as I have grown older, experienced my life so far, looked at the world around me, and written these stories, my perspective has changed.”
“As a schoolteacher, I’m sometimes witness to teens in turmoil and to their resilience.”
“It’s 1968: Diana is eleven, an orphan, and knows more than she should.”
I’m driven by oh-so-close failure. To get near to your goal—whatever that is—to see it up close: it can make you want it even more, can spur you to take more risks. Art needs risk.