My Brillian Friends. Nancy K. Miller

My Brilliant Friends

As classes begin, I’m reading page proofs for My Brilliant Friends: Our Lives in Feminism and feeling a bit overwhelmed by the process, especially by the digital exigencies

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My Multifocal Life

Scanxiety 2

Last year, around the time I created the “scanxiety” collage, one of my tumors started to change size, which led to surgery this past January. A few months

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Reading Ferrante

It might seem odd to use the word rapturous to describe a reaction to a piece of literary criticism, but I can’t think of a better one to

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My Multifocal Life


After 6 months of “partial remission,” and almost five years of “progression-free survival,” I’ve learned just how partial “partial remission” can be. One of the several pulmonary nodules

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The Scan Report. Nancy K. Miller
My Multifocal Life

The Scan Report

The oncologist does not mince words when delivering the scan report. Good news (“Good Pet”) or bad, it’s the facts minus emotion. December 2016 brought the first bad

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Nancy K. Miller. Diary

Welcome. Some musings on my current preoccupations with the worlds of illness and the worlds of books: the vicissitudes of living with cancer and the need, for now, to launch (a k a promote) my new memoir, My Brilliant Friends: Our Lives in Feminism. Naturally, I inhabit both spaces, which makes for a strangely bifurcated, though far from boring, existence. Click to view both Feminist Friendship Archive and My Multifocal Life projects.