Minor is the first installment of the personal journals in which, for 30 years, writer Meghan McDonnell has intimately chronicled her life beginning at age eight through present day. With searing candor and tenderness, her musings on daily experiences and observations of family, social and romantic relationships, and the interior life coalesce in a commentary on facing passion and fear, embracing the light and dark, and American life in the 21st century. Wide in scope and vivid and provocative in detail, her journals are her confessional love letter to the world. Join her on a fearless, vulnerable, profoundly surprising, sometimes painful and quixotic, but always honest journey, also known as the human experience. Readers who love Joan Didion or Cheryl Strayed will enjoy this author.
Volume one spans her eighth year through age 17; reflections on family, friendship, education, a stint at survival camp, and coming of age.
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Meghan McDonnell was raised in Seattle, majored in English at Western Washington University in Bellingham, and lived in Los Angeles for four years. She has held countless day jobs and recorded her experiences in her journals. Something in her, but larger than her, demands that she write. Some of it is repetitive, navel-gazing nonsense (thank God for editing) and some of it is profound, moving, insightful, and marvelous and needs to be read by those who are hungry for mercy, meaning, and reflection. Her books transform how people experience their lives and understand themselves by inviting them to laugh, cry, relate, and not relate, and to engage with their internal lives and feelings in a unique way that is utterly dismissed and ignored in most realms of modern life. We all experience the gamut of emotions; McDonnell just happens to write about it, explore it, find meaning in it.
When she’s not writing or reading, she spends time outdoors, solves crossword puzzles, cleans her house, naps, snuggles, does yoga, skis, watches vapid and extraordinary TV and movies, pretends to garden, and imagines what it would be like to be an FBI agent. She lives in Walla Walla with her husband and two cats.
You can learn more about her by reading her books.