You'll Get Over It, Jane Ellen
"Your writing is crisp and vibrant, yet flows naturally, and is nicely balanced between story, nostalgia, imagery and humor." - John Dixon, author of the thriller, Dissident and the related CBS series, Intelligence
"Compelling and well-crafted. It is a powerful reminder of the importance of staying in touch with one's feelings. It is about finding one's own voice, self, and a sense of purpose in spite of great family challenges." - Janice Ewing, co-director, The Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project
About the book
Let’s just say that it wasn’t until I got out of Arden that I learned you can create relationships with people, that are meaningful and that matter. Growing up surrounded by thousands of acres of trees, even if it was just outside of NYC, can skew your view of human connection. But I was isolated by so much more than that. When the light bulb finally goes on and I realize, okay, this is what you’ve got to do to connect, I miss my chance because my mother dies suddenly. During that same summer, my sister dies. My other sister has already run away, and one brother has joined a cult. My father is sick with prostate cancer, so time is running out for us all. My memoir, You’ll Get Over It, Jane Ellen is about the journey from Arden, a private estate where I grow up, out into the world and back again. It is about how in the eleventh hour I am determined, before my father dies, to get together a relationship with him because I finally know how. I am the one who comes home to show him, look, we can love each other. And in the end, I kind of pull it off.
Click on the photo below to learn more about Jane in her blog, My Own Personal Sky.