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My Stagedoor Family: A Multi-Genre Tribute Paperback – November 20, 2010
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About the Author
Lori Mann is a thirty-year-old New Jersey native, currently living in Philadelphia. She is a writer, a certified American Sign Language Interpreter, and a photographer. Lori is a published poet who began writing creatively at age seven. In 2009, she earned her M.A. in Writing from Rowan University with a concentration in creative nonfiction. She is thrilled to introduce her first book, My Stagedoor Family.
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Let me be clear. In no uncertain terms, I give this book my highest recommendation, and were I given the opportunity to teach a course on autobiographical writing at my current university, this would be included on the syllabus. It would be included as a text that demonstrates how one author manages to create and perpetuate an image of her own self through an exposition of those around her---through a discussion of the people by which she defines herself. The word "I" appears infrequently, yet we have a very clear understanding of who the author is.
Stylistically, Ms. Mann demonstrates a talent for evocative and simplistic prose. She says what needs to be said, and does not resort to "fluff." It is slightly reminiscent of the clean writing style of Hemingway.
I shivered. I cried. I laughed. I heard the voices of the characters so clearly in my head. And I closed the book wanting more.