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The Fixed Stars From A Bestselling Memoirist, A Thoughtful And Provocative Story Of Changing Identity, Complex Sexuality, And Enduring Family Relationships At Age , While Serving On A Jury, Author Molly Wizenberg Found Herself Drawn To A Female Attorney She Hardly Knew Married To A Man For Nearly A Decade And Mother To A Toddler, Wizenberg Tried To Return To Her Life As She Knew It, But Something Inside Her Had Changed Irredeemably Instead, She Would Discover That The Trajectory Of Our Lives Is Rarely As Smooth Or As Logical As We D Like To Believe Like Many Of Us, Wizenberg Had Long Understood Sexual Orientation As A Stable Part Of Ourselves We Re Born This Way Suddenly She Realized That Her Story Was Complicated Who Was She, She Wondered, If Something At Her Very Core Could Change So Radically The Fixed Stars Is A Taut, Electrifying Memoir Exploring Timely And Timeless Questions About Desire, Identity, And The Limits And Possibilities Of Family In Honest And Searing Prose, Wizenberg Forges A New Path Through The Murk Of Separation And Divorce, Coming Out To Family And Friends, Learning To Co Parent A Young Child, And Realizing A New Vision Of Love The Result Is A Frank And Moving Story About Letting Go Of Rigid Definitions And Ideals That No Longer Fit, And Learning Instead Who We Really Are


About the Author: Molly Wizenberg

I started out as a food writer focused on home cooking, using food as a lens for peering into everyday life and relationships I was interested in people, in how we find and make meaning for ourselves I still am My latest book, The Fixed Stars, is a memoir about sexuality, divorce, and motherhood I wrote it because, in my mid thirties, nearly a decade into marriage and newly a mother, I lost track of who I was I wrote because I wanted an answer in the process, I came to find that I liked the company of questions The Fixed Stars will be published by Abrams Press on May 12, 2020.I am also the author of A Homemade Life Simon Schuster, 2009 and Delancey Simon Schuster, 2014 Both were New York Times bestsellers Before all that, I got my start in 2004 with a blog called Orangette, which won a number of awards, including a James Beard Foundation Journalism Award in 2015 The blog is now dormant ish Can t decide what to do with it I have written for Bon App tit, The Washington Post, and Saveur, and in a previous lifetime, I co founded with chef Brandon Pettit the award winning Seattle restaurants Delancey and Essex Last but not at all least I co host with my friend Matthew Amster Burton the food and comedy podcast Spilled Milk, specializing in dumb jokes and chewing noises since 2010.



10 thoughts on “The Fixed Stars

  1. says:

    4.5 stars rounded to 5 starsI rarely read memoirs, but this one called to me The Fixed Stars is a very frank and absorbing account of Ms Wizenberg s painful yet steadfast journey to find herself at the age of 37.After ten years of marriage to her best friend and father Brandon of her only child June , Mol


  2. says:

    You know how when someone you sort of know has a really unexpected breakup, and you desperately want to ask them for all the details but that would be rude This book is like if that person showed up on your doorstep with a LARGE bottle of whiskey and proceeded to tell you exactly what went down.


  3. says:

    2.5 stars There are two questions I always consider first and foremost when reading memoir The first is whether the writer has enough distance from the thing they are writing about It is possible to write about a recent time in your life, but it is extremely rare to do it well And when you do it well you have to make the


  4. says:

    I d have to do some serious math to remember when I started reading Orangette, molly.wizenberg s blog, but a dozen years I definitely read her memoir A Homemade Life while living in Harlem 2009 as I have vivid memories of reading it in my corner laundromat and I remember reading an ARC of Delancey at Sit and Wonder the very mont


  5. says:

    The Fixed Stars is about a woman struggling with her identity and sexual orientation She is married and has a child but realizes something in her has changed I found it hard to connect with the writing, and it was a little boring at times I felt there were some unnecessary details about her marriage and the restaurant so I did skim towa


  6. says:

    By contrast with her other two memoirs especially A Homemade Life, one of my favorite books , this was an uncomfortable read For one thing, it unpicks the fairy tale of what looked like a pretty ideal marriage and entrepreneurial partnership in Delancey In the summer of 2015, Wizenberg was summoned for jury duty and found herself fascinated by


  7. says:

    You and a friend that you haven t seen in a while get together to discuss how life has changed since you last saw each other You listen intently to her story, unable to break from her words You listen to your friend confess her most personal discretions, confuse her sexual orientation, change her identity, shatter her marriage, challenge the restrictio


  8. says:

    One doesn t need to be familiar with Wizenberg s older memoirs to be both crushed and elated by her newest, in which she recounts how she fell in love with a woman after ten years of marriage to a man Her thoughtful reflections on the fluidity of gender, love, sexuality, motherhood, and self shows how successfully she s transitioned to the role of author and r


  9. says:

    Having not read either of Wizenberg s previous two memoirs, I went into this not knowing much I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her and how she came to be who she is today And as white, straight, cisgender woman, I also found everything she learned and all the research she shared about gender and sexuality very informative and eye opening She shared her story with


  10. says:

    While perusing goodreads reviews of this book before I started it, I found a review that compared this book to a friend showing up to your house with a bottle of whisky, ready to spill all the dirt on how and why her marriage ended And in a way, I completely agree Molly writes in a way that is totally candid, and feels as though I m listening to my best friend fill me in on h


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