Don’t Sit Down YetFor the next year I’m writing a blog and book, Don’t Sit Down Yet, about living fully until you die. The title comes from the fact that adult African elephants only sit down when they’re going to die. Are you #NotASitter? Hope you’ll join me.
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Heartbreak Hotel was originally published in 1986 by Scribner's and republished in 1999 by Dalkey Archive.
Winner of the Maxwell Perkins Prize and the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writer's Award.
Author Archives: Gabrielle Burton
“We are heartbroken to say that Gabrielle Burton died on September 3 after valiantly living with stage four pancreatic cancer for fifteen months. Never a sitter, she was actively engaged in life until the end. A month ago, she was … Continue reading
Author Gabrielle Burton, known for her groundbreaking and award-winning novels and memoirs “I’m Running Away From Home but I’m Not Allowed to Cross the Street: A Primer of Women’s Liberation,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Impatient With Desire” and “Searching for Tamsen Donner” … Continue reading
Gabrielle Burton, a feminist novelist, memoirist and screenwriter who considered conventional marriage lopsided but identified with the pioneering Donner Party wife who perished protecting her husband, died on Sept. 3 at her home in Venice, Calif. She was 76. The … Continue reading
Let’s see, what Groupon suggestions for Mother’s Day presents are flooding my inbox today? Skydiving? Come on. My kids wouldn’t get me skydiving lessons Would they? Might. One great year they got me black fingernail polish and a Betty Boop … Continue reading
There are countless images celebrating motherhood from just about anything by Mary Cassatt to those adorable polar bear cubs snuggling with Momma Bear. Here’s my nomination for an image that says it all (or at least a lot of … Continue reading
I’m married to a man who has absolutely no vanity, I mean none, which indicates either a healthy self esteem or cataracts, while I have stood in front of a mirror more than once pulling my facial skin back behind my … Continue reading
Read my Happy Birthday, Gloria, blog at Huffington Post Lordy Lordy, Gloria’s 80! Wasn’t it just a year or so ago that Gloria Steinem was 40 and a reporter said kindly, “You don’t look 40,” and Gloria said, “This is … Continue reading
This will sound goofy to anyone not in the Western world, but it’s amazing and mystifying to suddenly find yourself old. It’s not as if Old is new. Old has been around a long time. But when does Old start? … Continue reading