Three Short Women - Three Tall (True) Tales
Three memoirists meet on a panel and discover they have plenty in common. For one thing, they are all short. And they have each written compelling, highly praised memoirs about a central role in a woman's life – daughter, lover, or mother – like three acts in a play. What do they do once they find each other? They get an act together and take it on the road: three stories that are so improbable they could only be true, from three women who've found meaning and humor in chaos.
Poignant, powerful, and absolutely riveting.
-Chris Bohjalian, author of Midwives
[Metz] brings refreshing candor to a startling tale.
-Janet Maslin, The New York Times
Everything we love in a book-profound, honest,
hilarious, humane, surprising.
-Anne Lamott, Salon.com Best Books of 2009
Her darkly hilarious memoir is an unexpected bundle of joy.
-O, The Oprah Magazine