Kerry Cohen, author and psychotherapist, might best be known for her memoir Loose Girl (2008). She’s back with another memoir that details another intimate part of a woman’s life: female friendships. Girl Trouble: An Illustrated Memoir (October 2016, Hawthorne Books) is a collaboration with her older sister, Tyler, an accomplished illustrator (Primahood: Magenta, Stacked Deck Press). Told in a series of character sketches of friends, from childhood to the present day, the vignettes...Forward
The day my mother left, I was eleven years old. It was July 1982. In just a few months I’d be twelve. And then thirteen. And so on. Life would move forward, even though my mother had left me. I could not fathom such a thing then. I would grow up. I would become a teenager, an adult, a wife, a mother, a divorcee. I would become all of these things, even though my mother had left me.
A year earlier, my parents had divorced. Their split was ugly and destructive. My father ran first, an expert...Forward
BESTSELLING MEMOIRIST AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST KERRY COHEN (Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity) explores complicated female friendships in Girl Trouble. Beginning with her relationship with her sister Tyler Cohen, who illustrates the memoir, Kerry examines the many ways female friendships can affect a girl’s life. From bullying and failed friendships to competition and painful break ups, Girl Trouble brings forth a story of how one girl learned to navigate the many difficulties of girls’ and...Forward