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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“One of the most compelling projects”

“[Melissa’s] memoir is one of the most compelling projects I have come across during my tenure at Vermont College of Fine Arts.” ~ Rigoberto Gonzalez

Author of Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa, winner of the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation.

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“Painterly images”

“[Melissa’s] memoir leans on the experience of others, as well as lyricism and painterly images.” ~ Sascha Feinstein

Award winning author of Black Pearls: Improvisations on a Lost Year.

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Right Foot, Left Foot: “A riveting account of survival”

“A riveting account of survival and determination, told with clarity and honesty.”
∼ Dinty W Moore

Author of the memoir Between Panic & Desire, winner of the Grub Street Nonfiction Book Prize, and the editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction: Advice and Essential Exercises from Respected Writers, Editors, and Teachers.

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