“Hi everyone, this is quite poignant! The writing style caught me at the first sentence and didn’t let go.”  ~Editor at Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine.

In response to “After,” about Melissa’s experience as a nurse caring for conjoined twins.


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Melissa’s “Powerful Op-ed”

“This is a powerful op-ed; made more so by the fact of [Melissa’s] own involvement in an incident like the ones described, even though her incident didn’t happen from malicious intent.” ~Marianne Leone Cooper

American film and television actress, screenwriter, and author of the memoir Jesse.

In response to “Vehicles are Weapons Too,” published by Melissa in The Jerusalem Post



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Melissa “gets to the heart of the matter”

“Melissa Cronin has a way of writing that gets to the heart of the matter. With purpose, she understands how to tell a story in a compelling and relatable way. Well beyond the who, what, and where, Cronin speaks to the depth we all seek.” ~ Carole Vasta Folley

 Playwright, and Editor of The Other Paper, South Burlington, VT

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A “work of literature”

“Melissa’s memoir will be very well received as a true work of literature.” ~ Patrick Ross

Award-winning writer and author of Committed: A Memoir of the Artist’s Road.

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“A reminder of human resilience and the power of story”

When in 2003 an elderly driver plowed into a busy Santa Monica farmers’ market, 36-year-old Melissa Cronin’s life was shattered in an instant. In her riveting memoir, Cronin takes us through her journey of recovery as she slowly rebuilds her life anew. Writing with the expert eye of a medical professional, Cronin’s prose is at times tender, funny, lyrical, and always painstakingly honest. [Her Memoir] will astonish readers with a reminder of our human resilience and the power of story in our precarious lives.“
∼ Alexis Lathem 

Award-winning poet, journalist, and writing instructor.

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“Melissa has turned life into art”

“Melissa writes with surety and much fine purpose. She [has] found the perfect structure for her memoir as well as a compelling voice with which, she, as a narrator, [has] turned life into art.” ~Sue William Silverman

Award winning author of the memoirs The Pat Boone Fan Club: My Life as a White Anglo-Saxon Jew, Love Sick: One Woman’s Journey through Sexual Addiction, Because I remember Terror, Father, I Remember You, and Fearless Confessions: A Writer’s Guide to Memoir.

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