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Kelly Writers Series Welcomes Diana Joseph for Wednesday Reading

March 8, 2011

91767March 8, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. —Diana Joseph, 2010 winner of the Great Lakes Colleges Association's New Writers Award in Nonfiction, will visit the campus of DePauw University tomorrow, March 9.  Joseph will read from her book, I'm Sorry You Feel That Way: The Astonishing but True Story of a Daughter, Sister, Slut, Wife, Mother, and Friend to Man and Dog, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard E. Peeler Art Center.  Presented by the James and Marilou Kelly Writers Series, the event is free and open to the public.

"Despite the mouthful of a title, there isn't an excess word in this smart and tightly constructed debut," noted Library Journal in a starred review of 91768Joseph's book. It added, "these impeccably detailed stories are as heartfelt as they are trenchantly funny."

The Los Angeles Times' Steve Almond opined, "Like the best storytellers -- fictional or otherwise -- Joseph treats her people with compassion. She manages to be very funny. But she refuses to reduce her family to a comedy routine. Her stories are often sad, but she never lionizes suffering. Instead, she sifts through the ruins of her romantic and emotional entanglements, with an eye on the absurdities we endure in the name of love. I'm Sorry You Feel That Way is sure to offend the faint of heart, but it's hard to recall another collection of essays, or a memoir, with more natural charm."

The James and Marilou Kelly Writers Series was established in 1998 with gifts from Marilou Morrell Kelly, a 1955 graduate of DePauw. Learn more about the Kelly Writers Series by clicking here.

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