thegapyear

A Conversation with Novelist Sarah Bird

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Hour 1: How do parents cope when their kids finally grow up and go off to college? We’ll spend this hour with novelist Sarah Bird who fictionalized her experiences in the new book “The Gap Year” (Knopf, 2011). Sarah will appear at A Real Bookstore this evening for an event that’s part of their “Fierce Words and Stiff Drinks” series.

  • Jay Cox

    I’m tuning in on my lunch hour. Sarah has this ability to gaze into the crystal ball of my life to hit sore spots in a bittersweet and hilarious way. She did it with Alamo House, The Mommy Club and Flamenco Academy… and now, this book promises to hit me in the gut because my son is 15 and I’m looking at the next five years and then…. what?

    • Sarahbird

      oh Jay, it IS bittersweet. thank god, though, for the crystal ball. we know what’s coming and, somehow, the knowledge that it will end helps us appreciate what we have. and then? we have entirely new relationships with the humans we made in our own home workshop! besitos to you, dad, sarah

  • Jay Cox

    I’m tuning in on my lunch hour. Sarah has this ability to gaze into the crystal ball of my life to hit sore spots in a bittersweet and hilarious way. She did it with Alamo House, The Mommy Club and Flamenco Academy… and now, this book promises to hit me in the gut because my son is 15 and I’m looking at the next five years and then…. what?

  • Jay Cox

    I’m tuning in on my lunch hour. Sarah has this ability to gaze into the crystal ball of my life to hit sore spots in a bittersweet and hilarious way. She did it with Alamo House, The Mommy Club and Flamenco Academy… and now, this book promises to hit me in the gut because my son is 15 and I’m looking at the next five years and then…. what?

    • Sarahbird

      oh Jay, it IS bittersweet. thank god, though, for the crystal ball. we know what’s coming and, somehow, the knowledge that it will end helps us appreciate what we have. and then? we have entirely new relationships with the humans we made in our own home workshop! besitos to you, dad, sarah

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Vicky-Toshach/1041229308 Vicky Toshach

    My sister should read this.  I love the interview.

    • Sarahbird

      vicky, does your sister have one about to leave the nest. Ack! I just typed “next.” glad you liked the interview. Krys Boyd is a SUPERB interviewer. you dallasites are lucky. sarah

    • Sarahbird

      vicky, does your sister have one about to leave the nest. Ack! I just typed “next.” glad you liked the interview. Krys Boyd is a SUPERB interviewer. you dallasites are lucky. sarah

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Vicky-Toshach/1041229308 Vicky Toshach

    My sister should read this.  I love the interview.

  • Vicky Toshach

    My sister should read this.  I love the interview.

    • Sarahbird

      vicky, does your sister have one about to leave the nest. Ack! I just typed “next.” glad you liked the interview. Krys Boyd is a SUPERB interviewer. you dallasites are lucky. sarah

  • Lisa Taylor

    Great show. Glad Sarah was given airtime. She’s articulate and fun. 

  • Lisa Taylor

    Great show. Glad Sarah was given airtime. She’s articulate and fun. 

  • Lisa Taylor

    Great show. Glad Sarah was given airtime. She’s articulate and fun. 

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