Barbara Graham’s latest book, Eye of My Heart: 27 Writers Reveal the Hidden Pleasures and Perils of Being a Grandmother, was a New York Times best seller. Her essays have appeared in many magazines, including Glamour, More, National Geographic Traveler, O the Oprah Magazine, Psychotherapy Networker, Self, Time, Utne Reader, and Vogue and have been collected in numerous anthologies. She has written for Web sites hosted by AARP, Beliefnet, Grandparents.com, Huffington Post, and NPR, among others, and is a columnist for PurpleClover.com. Barbara’s plays have been published by Dramatists’ Play Service and produced off-Broadway and at theaters around the country. Visit her at Barbaragrahamonline.com.
Camp Paradox: A memoir of stolen innocence
This haunting yet wry coming-of-age memoir set at an all-girls summer camp fast-forwards decades into the future as Barbara Graham grapples with the knowledge that the “love affair” she believed she’d shared with her female camp counselor in the 1960s fits every definition of sexual abuse. The book will appeal to anyone who has experienced a betrayal of trust or conflated love and abuse.