JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN is Professor of English at Colby College and the author of the bestseller She's Not There, as well as the acclaimed novels The Planets and Getting In. A three-time guest of The Oprah Winfrey Show, she has also appeared on Larry King Live, Today, and 48 Hours, and has played herself on ABC's All My Children. She lives in Belgrade Lakes, Maine.
Praise for I'm Looking Through You
Jenny Boylan's I'm Looking Through You ranks right up there with Mary Karr's The Liar's Club and Tobias Wolff's This Boy's Life as one of the finest literary memoirs of the last several decades. Like these, it's a haunting revelation of the human heart, its terrible longings, its fears and joys, the secret recesses where we most truly dwell. How alike we all are, down this deep.
-Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls
Praise for She's Not There
"There's quite a story here. Ms. Boylan tells it with disarming humor and a sharp eye....She's Not There...brings irreverence and a merrily outrageous sense of humor to this potentially serious business....Tender as well as funny."
-Janet Maslin, The New York Times
"Probably no book I've read in recent years has made me so question my basic assumptions about both the centrality and the permeability of gender, and made me recognize myself in a situation I've never known and have never faced....The universality of the astonishingly uncommon: that's the trick of She's Not There. And with laughs, too. What a good book."
-Anna Quindlen, from the introduction to the Book-of-the-Month Club edition
"Beautifully crafted, fearless, painfully honest, inspiring, and extremely witty. Jennifer Finney Boylan is an exquisite writer...one of the most remarkable, moving, and unforgettable memoirs in recent history."
-Augusten Burroughs, author of Running with Scissors