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Bloom Amy; Come To Me

SKU: Bloom Amy AB0811-206 $59.95
Autographed First Edition First Printing of: Come To Me by Amy Bloom published by Harper Collins New York in 1993. Autographed by author on title page. Original Publisher's binding and dust jacket. In ''as new'' condition. Author's very highly praised first book a collection of 12 short stories nominated for the National Book Award. Two of these stories were included in ''Best American Short Stories.'' Dust jacket accolades from Annie Dillard and Ursula K. Le Guin and others. Amy Bloom (born 1953) is an American writer. She has been nominated for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Biography: Trained as a social worker Bloom has practiced psychotherapy. Currently Bloom is the Kim-Frank Family University Writer in Residence at Wesleyan University (effective July 1 2010). Previously she was a lecturer of Creative Writing in the department of English at Yale University where she taught Advanced Fiction Writing and Writing for Children for the decade 2000-2010. She has been nominated for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In addition to novels Bloom has written articles in periodicals including The New Yorker The New York Times Magazine The Atlantic Monthly Vogue Slate and Salon.com. Her short fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories The O. Henry Prize Stories and several other anthologies and has won a National Magazine Award. In 2010 Amazon featured a page from a collection of Bloom's short stories in an ad showing the screen of a Kindle being read at the beach. Although she is not a psychologist her involvement with psychotherapy played a role in writing the Lifetime Television network TV show State of Mind which takes a look at the professional lives of psychiatrists. Bloom is listed as creator a co-executive producer and head writer for the series. Bloom received her B.A. in Theater/Political Science Magna Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University and a M.S.W. (Masters of Social Work) from Smith College. Bloom who resides in Connecticut has two daughters and a stepson from her first marriage to a man who was a professor. From the age of 13 she says she knew she was bisexual and after her first marriage ended she lived with a woman for some time. She is now married to another man. Bibliography: Fiction cents Come to Me: Stories (1993) (short stories) cents Love Invents Us (1997) (novel) cents A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You: Stories (2000) (short stories) cents Away (2007) (novel) cents Where the God of Love Hangs Out (2009) (short stories) Non-fiction cents Normal: Transsexual CEOs Cross-dressing Cops and Hermaphrodites with Attitude (2002) (Psychology) Screenplays teleplays and television shows cents State of Mind (2007)