Welcome to the website of Nancy K. Miller, literary scholar, professor, author and memoirist. Discover more about her published books and articles as well as current projects.
My Metastatic Life
The new project includes writings and drawings about cancer, as well as posts in the diary about living with the illness. After the diagnosis, when I tried to understand my experience, I found myself inexplicably but irresistibly attracted to graphic experiments that help me document and visualize what it feels like to be a patient wandering through the labyrinths of Cancerland.
Paris Memoir: The Book
Breathless: An American Girl in Paris is a
feminist coming-of-age story set in 1960s
Paris, just before May ’68—and before
feminism. The memoir captures the spirit of
this restless period so indebted to the new wave movies echoed in its title as seen through the eyes of an adventurous nice Jewish girl embarking on her twenties.
Now available on Audible.com. Listen to a sample
What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past chronicles my quest to recreate a lost family history. Following a set of clues provided in a miniature archive preserved by my father, I tried to unravel the mysteries of people to whom I was related but did not know.