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Just Colic

Excerpt
“Having a baby is essentially inviting another person permanently into your family--a person whom you have never met before.”

Insane and Wonderful

From the Editor
"These are twenty-three essays to be savored, whether you’re up at three in the morning for another feeding, or finding yourself with a precious eleven minutes before the next nap is over."

Baby Card

Excerpt
“Who am I to leave this stone unturned, minutes before heading into a heart transplant? What, am I not going to play the baby card?"

The Beginning of the World

Excerpt
“‘It’s a girl,’ I heard from somewhere. But I didn’t know what those words meant.”

Parenting Out of the Silo

Introduction
"Every so often you realize you are somewhere else entirely. Not in babyland but in toddlerhood, not new and unsure but confident—and now unsure about completely different things."

Writing Pittsburgh Update

Creative Nonfiction and In Fact Books are pleased to announce the contributors to the first of three books in the Writing Pittsburgh series. more

The Price of Writing

Between the Lines
Why would anyone work for free? It's complicated.

A Real-World Education

Required Reading
Revisiting Studs Terkel's WORKING.

What's the Story #57

From the Editor
"Sometimes, the most unlikely and unexpected juxtapositions of frame and focus create the most effective stories."

Essay Contest: Childhood

We’re looking for well-crafted true stories that examine kid-dom in all its messy, exhilarating, turbulent glory. more

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