Diary Entry

MLA, Chicago 2019

Nancy K. Miller, books MLA

Jennifer Crewe, my savvy editor and the head of Columbia University Press sent me this snapshot of the Press booth at this year’s book exhibit. Unfortunately, the poster announcing my book, My Brilliant Friends, is cut off on the far right. But what you can see plainly is the short stack of books on display, its numbers diminished by sales. What’s especially nice is that a fantastic book from the Gender and Culture series I co-edit with Victoria Rosner at the Press, Leigh Gilmore’s Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives, and located in front of mine, clearly has also sold well.

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.