abby-sher

I write Short Stories, Creative Nonfiction, Memoir, Screenplays, One-Woman Shows.
Originally from somewhere, I currently live in Brooklyn. I am also a parent.

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Author’s Bio

I’m a writer and performer, mama, wife, daughter, sister, lover of compost and fine naps.  I write books, screenplays, one-woman shows, fan letters, and bad raps. I perform with and without a trombone. I dream in color. It usually smells like I burned the toast.

I wrote and performed for The Second City, ImprovOlympic, HBO, NPR. Three books and lots of articles and essays.

My memoir, Amen, Amen, Amen: Memoir of a Girl Who Couldn’t Stop Praying was published by Scribner in October, 2009. It got a nod from Oprah.

 

ARTICLES:

The New York Times

JTA

The Jewniverse

Modern Loss

Modern Love

Kveller

Brain, Child

xoJane

Elle

ANTHOLOGIES:

Modern Love: 50 True Tales of Desire, Deceit and Devotion

Three Rivers Press, 2007. Edited by Daniel Jones.

Behind the Bedroom Door: Getting it, Giving it, Loving it, Missing it

Delacorte Press, 2008. Edited by Paula Derrow.

Sex, Drugs and Gefilte Fish: The HeeB Storytelling Collection

Grand Central Publishing, 2009. Edited by Shana Liebman.

The Good Mother Myth

Seal Press, 2013. Edited by Avital Norman Nathman.

The Jewish Daughter Diaries: True Stories of Being Loved Too Much by our Moms

Sourcebooks, 2014. Edited by Rachel Ament.

 

Prizes:

2010 inaugural winner of the Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parents
ELLE Reader’s Prize
Chicago Tribune’s Best of 2009
Moment Magazine’s Emerging Writers Award

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