Three memoirs of mental Illness


These brave memoirs act as detective stories for seeing things differently---NPR books review by Jacki Lyden

Gloria Vanderbilt, 2019, NPR


An appreciation of a remarkable woman's life story for All Things Considered, June 14 by Jacki Lyden


The Washington Post, 2018


This is an op-ed piece I wrote about what it's like be an overwhelmed, overtaxed caregiver, even when you love the ones you're with.  I had reached the end of my little rope. 

Washington Post

The Seams Podcast, 2014-15

The Seams Podcast (with simultaneous stories on NPR) examined clothing as anthropology, tech, politics, history, and culture. Our motto was "Clothing is our common thread; in every stitch, a story. "  To hear the NPR stories, go to

Writers on the Fly- Iowa City, NOW, 2010

My memoir has changed. I love my innocence.  Where's the hat through which I'm talking, which I will shortly eat?