Saturday, September 17, 2005

Portrait of a Friendship



After reading Aspazia’s post about the power of sharing stories, I was inspired to dig up this old article which was published in New York Magazine 2 years ago. The article was written by Ann Patchett about her friendship with Lucy Grealy (author of Autobiography of a Face) who passed away 6 months before the article (and Patchett’s book Truth and Beauty) was published. Both books are incredibly moving, honest accounts of internal struggle, depression, drugs, sex, and the ties that exist between women….. while I recommend reading both books, the article serves as a good summary, it's lengthy, but brilliant..... here's the link.