Wandering Close to Home—Getting to know Kelly Corrigan

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Kelly Corrigan (photo © Laurie McAndish King)

Kelly Corrigan (photo © Laurie McAndish King)

You don’t have to wander far to find fascinating content. I recently attended Dominican University’s Leadership Lecture Series with Book Passage in San Rafael to hear East Bay author Kelly Corrigan speak about her latest book, Glitter and Glue. The title refers to Kelly’s mom’s characterization of herself and Kelly’s dad: “Your father’s the glitter, but I’m the glue” that holds our family together.

I loved Kelly’s coming-of-middle-age story called The Middle Place—that was reason enough to go hear her. But I’d had no idea the writer was such a powerhouse: She has survived breast cancer, helped raise more than $4,000,000 for Oakland’s Children’s Hospital and Research Center, and has her own page on Wikipedia. She authored a YouTube video that went viral, and has written three New York Times bestselling memoirs—and she isn’t even fifty yet!

Read my article on The Women’s Eye to find out whether Kelly is the glitter or the glue in her own family, now that she’s a mom herself … and what she thinks is the “coolest thing about the coolest people” she knows … and who in Kelly’s family has a BRF—a Bitchy Resting Face … and—especially for fiction fans—what Kelly really thinks about pearl onions.

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