Update: excited to learn that Growing Up Golem is a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, and for the Judy Grahn Award of the Publishing Triangle!
Also: I had a very sweet review this month in the Jewish feminist magazine Lilith, which says, “Fierce imagination, fascinating .… compulsively readable. Growing Up Golem contains all the power of her earlier work, but it is written without the cloak. Tills new and important ground. Demonstrates Minkowitz’s capacity for personal exposure and vulnerability.” Thanks, Lilith! You can read more here.
I was also very pleased and humbled by my Kirkus review this month, which said, “Holds nothing back… the same brutal introspection and clever humor [as her first memoir, Ferocious Romance] , but this book is much more personal and sexually explicit… Minkowitz brings a defiant, playful energy to writing about her difficult and dark past. Intelligent but not for the prudish or fainthearted.” You can read the whole review here.
Finally, some upcoming events: eight events in New York City this spring, as well as (drumroll) the first events on the West Coast for Growing Up Golem, one at Antioch University in LA on May 20, and one next October in the San Francisco Bay Area with the LGBT Jewish organization Keshet, the Hormel Center at the San Francisco Public Library, Congregation Sha’ar Zahav and several other groups. Watch this space. 🙂