Discussing True Stories

“Truth is stranger than fiction,
but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; truth isn’t.”
-Mark Twain

Last Sunday evening, I had the pleasure of joining eight warm and intelligent women in a candid discussion of Secret Storms.


I was bowled over by both the explicit and implicit analysis that took place over the course of three hours.  Although most of the women could not personally relate to the circumstances presented in the memoir,

“I had to continually remind myself that I was reading a true story!”

-each was able to use the basic constructs of the story to share valuable insight into the complexities of her own life experience.

My sincere thank you to the discerning women who were part of an evening which I shall never forget.