If you are like me, and had never had the pleasure of being introduced to Irish writer Maeve Brennan before 2016, I implore you to stop what you are doing and go read something. Read something now. I was first introduced, while reading Kate Bolick’s Spinster, this year, as Brennan is one of Bolick’s Five Awakeners. (I will post a review of this book later this week) Brennan wrote short stories and articles, majorly, for The New Yorker. As the Long-Winded Lady, Brennan contributed more short stories to The New Yorker’s Talk of The Town column than did any other female writer of the time. Her articles are generally written from her perspective. Whether they are autobiographical or fictionalization is up to interpretation. What is not up for interpretation is her wit, prose, and sharpness. The Long-Winded Lady is so enjoyable, as Brennan slyly pokes fun on New York as she sees it and loves it.
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Originally intended to simply focus on book reviews, over time, KaliDesautelsReads has morphed into its own entity.
I write about issues that are near to my heart, be they political, feminist, motherhood, mental health, or, as the title holds, books.
A thirty-something Canadian woman in my mid-thirties, I have been "super married" to my high school sweetheart since 2006, and together we have two crazy, clever, kind, hilarious, wonderful kids.
My first book - How Not To Blog: Finding Myself, One Post at a Time is available on Amazon (in eBook formats for you clever tech readers, and paperback for those of us who love that new book smell!)
I have tried a podcast - it's still on Apple and Google Podcasts - but writing is where my heart is.
My life changed dramatically when my husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer in 2018, and I am now a writer for a leading Canadian Cancer Non-Profit.
I am lucky enough to have a family that loves me and pushes me to be my best, even if it is outside of my cushiony comfort zone. I have a village of friends that nourish me, mentally, and spiritually.
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