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Poetic License: A Memoir

Poetic License: A Memoir

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At age forty, with two growing children and a new consulting company she'd recently founded, Gretchen Cherington, daughter of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Eberhart, faced a dilemma: Should she protect her parents' well-crafted family myths while continuing to silence her own voice? Or was it time to challenge those myths and speak her truth--even the unbearable truth that her generous and kind father had sexually violated her?

In this powerful memoir, aided by her father's extensive archives at Dartmouth College and interviews with some of her father's best friends, Cherington candidly and courageously retraces her past to make sense of her father and herself. From the women's movement of the '60s and the back-to-the-land movement of the '70s to Cherington's consulting work through three decades with powerful executives to her eventual decision to speak publicly in the formative months of #MeToo, Poetic License is one woman's story of speaking truth in a world where, too often, men still call the shots.

Author: Gretchen Cherington
Publisher: She Writes Press
Published: 08/04/2020
Pages: 288
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.40w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9781631527111

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2020
Library Journal 07/01/2020 pg. 61
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