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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
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Diana gives an overview of the book:

"Ms. Joseph's sense of the apt detail, of the rapid-fire of human commerce, of the way the important gets hidden in the flippant, the hilarity of it all, the sadness, too, the sympathy she emits and provokes for the complexity of just living -- all that makes this book irresistible to me." -- Richard Ford "Somehow hard-boiled and warm-hearted all at once, Joseph's stories have an unflinching honesty and a wry appreciation for the absurdities of masculinity and motherhood." --Sarah Vowell "I am grateful for every minute I spent in the delightful company of Diana Joseph. I picked up her memoir late one afternoon, and proceeded to ignore my children, my dinner, and even my bedtime. I gobbled it up in a single sitting. Funny and poignant, it's a real treat." --Ayelet Waldman  
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"Ms. Joseph's sense of the apt detail, of the rapid-fire of human commerce, of the way the important gets hidden in the flippant, the hilarity of it all, the sadness, too, the sympathy she emits and provokes for the complexity of just living -- all that makes this book irresistible to me."
-- Richard Ford

"Somehow hard-boiled and warm-hearted all at once, Joseph's stories have an unflinching honesty and a wry appreciation for the absurdities of masculinity and motherhood."
--Sarah Vowell

"I am grateful for every minute I spent in the delightful company of Diana Joseph. I picked up her memoir late one afternoon, and proceeded to ignore my children, my dinner, and even my bedtime. I gobbled it up in a single sitting. Funny and poignant, it's a real treat."
--Ayelet Waldman

 

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About Diana

Diana Joseph has worked as a waitress, a short order cook, a typist and a teacher, but she is also the author of the forthcoming memoir 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 (...

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Published Reviews

May.23.2009

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...

May.23.2009

I'm Sorry is full of quirky details and remembered snippets of conversation, most of it revealing in its everyday ordinariness. It turns out you can learn an awful lot about a person by what her dad chooses...