Bonnie Friedman Reading & Signing- Surrendering Oz: A Life in Essays
Surrendering Oz is a memoir in essays that charts the emotional awakening of a bookish Bronx girl. From her early job as a proofreader at The Guinness Book of World Records through a series of dominating and liberating friendships and secret connections, the author takes charge of her life as a Texas professor, writer, and wise student of her own soul.
Reader’s Digest says reading Surrendering Oz “is like having a conversation with a bracingly honest but fundamentally kind friend. In 15 pitch-perfect essays, she chronicles her hard-earned rejection of the cultural fairytales of womanhood as she comes fully into possession of her life.”
Chapters in the book appeared in The Best Buddhist Writing, The Best American Movie Writing, and as Notable Essays in both The Best American Essays of 2013 and The Best American Essays of 2014.
Bonnie Friedman is an Associate Professor Creative Writing at the University of North Texas and Editor-in-Chief, American Literary Review.