Sara Goodman Confino teaches high school English and journalism in Montgomery County, Maryland, where she lives with her husband, two sons, and miniature schnauzer, Sandy. When she’s not writing or working out, she can be found on the beach or at a Springsteen show, sometimes even dancing on stage.
This list. THIS LIST. I—I don’t know how I’m on this list.
Ask me what books shaped me as a writer. Go ahead, ask me.
I’ll tell you. Watership Down was my first “grownup book” at ten. The Handmaid’s Tale made me a feminist. Beloved opened my eyes to the dark underbelly of the American experience. Bridget Jones’s Diary made me want to (and taught me how to) write universal stories with laugh-out-loud humor. Daisy Jones and the Six made me see that modern historical fiction could be some of the most riveting. Lessons in Chemistry showed me the power of a badass woman ahead of her time.
To be on a list with these authors, these books—I keep tearing up. I don’t know how I got here. This is everything in a way that I can’t even begin to explain.
Thank you @bookbub for letting my little book sit among these giants.
Rough day and all I wanted to do when I got home was climb into bed. But as @codyrigsby reminds me and as I remind my kids (both biological and students), we can do hard things. So I got my butt on the bike and made myself feel a little better. Because I can do hard things.
It was a very chill Rosh Hashanah in the Confino house. We talked about the meaning of the holiday, then apologized to each other for things we’d done this year. Lots of playing outside with a snack of apples and honey, and then we made challahs and talked about why we make them round for Rosh Hashanah instead of braiding them. Everything I own is now covered in flour, but we had fun.
L’shana tova to all who celebrate ❤️
And yes, my #bookstagram fam, we used the recipe from the She’s Up to No Good book boxes!