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Reading: For Keeps: Women Tell the Truth about Their Bodies, Growing Older, and Acceptance

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Bay Area folks! Come on out for a reading from the Seal Press anthology "For Keeps: Women Tell the Truth about Their Bodies, Growing Older, and Acceptance" edited by Victoria Zackheim.

Saturday, March 8th, 7:00pm
A Great Good Place For Books

6120 La Salle Avenue, Oakland
(in Montclair Village)
(510) 339-8210

One of the anthology authors who will be reading is Susan Ito, Literary Mama columnist ("Life in the Sandwich") and Creative Nonfiction Co-Editor. Come on out and say hello!
For Keeps is an inspirational collection by top women writers on their relationships with their bodies. It explores with awe and intelligence the surprises and challenges of our bodies — whether caused by illness, aging, injury, or life circumstances — that make us rethink the way we see ourselves, and even live our lives. These empowering essays reveal the journeys women take as they age and change in ways both good and bad. Each unique story in this collection brings the reader closer to understanding her relationship with her own body — both physical and emotional.

Our bodies, our health, our relationships with other people—are bound to change over time, Victoria Zackheim reminds readers. And while aging will inevitably become difficult to control, in the end, we can’t ignore the message that always “hovers just beyond the coast of consciousness: Our bodies are for keeps. No matter what life brings us, we must forge ahead and celebrate.”


Susan Ito has served Literary Mama as a Fiction Editor, CNF editor, and columnist of “Life in the Sandwich.” She edited the literary anthology, A Ghost At Heart’s Edge: Stories & Poems of Adoption. She is the author of the SheBook, The Mouse Room. Her work has appeared in CHOICE, Hip Mama, the Bellevue Literary Review, MSN.com, Making More Waves, Growing Up Asian American, the Kartika Review, and elsewhere. She is a former Fiction Editor, Columnist, and Creative Nonfiction Editor for Literary Mama.


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