Friday, May 16, 2014

What is Corey Ann Haydu reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Corey Ann Haydu, author of Life by Committee.

Her entry begins:
I just finished an incredible memoir, Fiction Ruined My Family by Jeanne Darst. I haven’t been this moved and this connected to a book in a long time. It reminded me of one of my very favorite books of all time, The Liar’s Club by Mary Karr. It’s about addiction, family dynamics, New York City, the life of a writer, huge literary figures and letting go. It’s at times hysterically funny and at other times heartbreakingly...[read on]
About Life by Committee, from the publisher:
Some secrets are too good to keep.

Tabitha might be the only girl in the history of the world who actually gets less popular when she gets hot. But her so-called friends say she's changed, and they've dropped her flat.

Now Tab has no one to tell about the best and worst thing that has ever happened to her: Joe, who spills his most intimate secrets to her in their nightly online chats. Joe, whose touch is so electric, it makes Tab wonder if she could survive an actual kiss. Joe, who has Tabitha brimming with the restless energy of falling in love. Joe, who is someone else's boyfriend.

Just when Tab is afraid she'll burst from keeping the secret of Joe inside, she finds Life by Committee. The rules of LBC are simple: tell a secret, receive an assignment. Complete the assignment to keep your secret safe.

Tab likes it that the assignments push her to her limits, empowering her to live boldly and go further than she'd ever go on her own.

But in the name of truth and bravery, how far is too far to go?
Learn more about the book and author at Corey Ann Haydu's website.

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