I am one of the lucky ones who get to read Tracey O'Shaughnessy's essays every week in my local Sunday paper. Her writing is colorful and intelligent, and her thoughts on home and faith are amusing, provocative and often moving. Every Little Thing packs a real big wallop. --Charles A. Monagan, editor of Connecticut Magazine, and author of Connecticut Icons and The Complete Neurotic: The Anxious Persons Guide to Life
Tracey is one of those rare, and I fear endangered writers, whose work is inspired by her love for the community, a community that loves and treasures her in equal measure. --Alistair Highet, actor, psychoanalyst, author of The Yellow Train and Lucas, former editor at the Litchfield County Times and Hartford Advocate
Tracey O Shaugnessy is, quite simply, one of our finest essayists. Her words are, to use her own phrase, born of deep reflection, and they run the gamut from poignance to hilarity often in the same piece of writing. I revel in her insights and marvel at her love for and command of language. --Parke Puterbaugh, author of Phish: The Biography, Rolling Stone writer, and Guilford University professor
About the Author
Tracey O Shaughnessy, the 2001 recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists award for her Sunday Reflections column, is the Associate Features Editor of the Republican-American. She writes weekly about family life, religion, society and culture. Her column has won praise from the American Society of Newspapers Editors, the New England Associated Press News Executives Association, the American Academy of Religion and the American Association of Sunday and Features Editors. A native of Massachusetts, O Shaughnessy is a graduate of Wesleyan and American universities and has won two Wilbur Awards for her columns on religion, as well as a Clarion Award for her columns on women.