Book: Mirror Talk by Barbara Alfarocategories: Book, Non-Fiction, Autobiography, Theater, Acting, Humor, Memoir
Barbara Alfaroabout this book: Mirror Talk is more a coming to my senses memoir than a coming-of-age story. As a young actress in New York I had some bizarre experiences in off-Broadway productions and later, some hilarious ones as a director in semi-professional and community theatre. While a middle-aged college student, I discovered something I'd suspected a long while - I had exactly the wrong temperament for an actress and exactly the right one for a writer. I love the expression "missteps of youth" but in my case, it was more like pratfalls. My memoir is filled with some of these humorous anecdotes. And, the book wouldn't be honest if I didn't also reflect on the sad occurrences in life we are all heir to. I am primarily a poet, so there is also a sprinkling of poems throughout the book. One reader commented "I felt like you were sitting right beside me talking and laughing." As a writer, I couldn't ask for more.
Mirror Talk won the 2012 IndieReader Discovery Award for Best Memoir.
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