In Coming of Age: Come Rain or Come Shine, Martha Grossman shares her journey of self-actualization, from codependency sown by the seeds of illusion to the quiet ecstasy of authentic wholeness. Her brave account reflects the universal story of each woman’s path back home to herself.
Day to blast off in my little Ford to my hometown, Stamford, Texas. I hadn’t visited it in nine years, since a fifty-year class reunion in 2007. This trip was what I called my “Roots” book tour. I had scheduled a reading at Noteworthy, a bookstore on the town square....read more
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“Viva Cuba! Cuba libre! The cheer went up in the aircraft cabin as my daughter Naomi and I touched down at the Jose Marti International Airport after the short flight from Fort Lauderdale. Most of the passengers were clapping and cheering, apparently Cubans coming...read more
During our six-day Christmas vacation in 2016, Naomi and I saw many instances of the fervent patriotism we had seen on the plane among our fellow passengers as we landed in Havana. A bookseller with whom we talked exemplified this love of country. He was peddling...read more
I had a reading and signing of my memoir, Coming of Age: Come Rain or Come Shine, on May 11 at Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place in Boulder, Colorado. I still know lots of folks in the Boulder/Denver area from my thirty-six years of living there. I had informed...read more
This week I celebrated my 32nd wedding anniversary. When I got married, I promised my “soon to be” that I would do the best I could in our marriage; to be my best. I didn’t promise necessarily to stay married, but to do my very best in our marriage–to be the best me. I think Martha Grossman in Coming of Age: Come Rain or Come Shine, in her own way, made a similar promise. She needed to get out of her marriage to fulfill that promise. Reading her book prompted me to take a good hard look at my marriage. Divorce was always a possibility, but her memoir made me realize I needed to stay in mine. Martha, the Martha that I know, is living “the best Martha.” She and her book are teaching me to do the same.Laurie K.