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Monday, February 10, 2020


by Wendy Hoffman

When I speak to women who rejoice

in their husbands not
battering them this month,

I say, "You’re doing a Susan Collins."

Wendy Hoffman had amnesia for most of her life. When she regained memory late in life, she wrote books about what she had forgotten. Karnac Books, London, published two of her memoirs in 2014 and 2015, as well as her first book of poetry in 2016. She co-authored a book of essays in 2018 for Routledge. Her third memoir is forthcoming from Aeon Books. Hoffman has a MFA and lives on the Olympic Peninsula with her little dog.