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The Best Writing Advice Judy Blume Ever Got

It was from her daughter, and it’s delightfully simple

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Sitting in The Mother of All Chairs

Smothering or mothering? That’s the question artist Mirta Kupferminc asks

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All About My Mother’s Day

On the annual trip to visit mom, I fought with her, my boyfriend almost drowned, and I didn’t want to leave

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Gelt and Innocence

A feverish love of collecting masked a family’s shameful truth: There was no money.

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Fierce Detachment

Samuel G. Freedman wrestles with how to write about his mother, and ends up doing some kind of penance.