Deborah A. Lott’s TELL ME I’M STILL BREATHING: A MEMOIR OF AN ANXIOUS CHILDHOOD
is unpublished and available for acquisition. It is represented by ERIN L. COX, ROB WEISBACH CREATIVE MANAGEMENT (firstname.lastname@example.org)
“Deborah Lott’s recently completed TELL ME I’M STILL BREATHING is funny, horrifying, and heartbreaking — and often, surprisingly, all three at once. It’s an astonishingly vivid book, and to read it is to be caught up, just as the writer was, in an impossible, crazy, misfit family. Through grace and nerve and will, Deborah stumbles her way toward knowledge. Her family taught her that “you couldn’t screw nature or stop time,” as her father tried to do, ”but you could turn your grief into love.” This writer’s love for her deeply screwed-up family is unforgettable; as the best memoirs do, TELL ME I’M STILL BREATHING makes this writer’s story belong to all of us.
— Mark Doty, National Book Award winning poet and memoirist
”Steering successfully past the twin shoals of oversimplification and political correctness, this fascinating volume — rich in candid, real, courageously self-revealing examples — stays the course of complexity, sensitivity, and poignancy, reporting the spectrum of women’s experiences in therapy from the moving to the appalling.”
— Thomas G. Gutheil, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School