Linda Henry

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Be the Love of Your Life: A Commencement Address

June 16, 2012

Funny, nobody asked me to give a celebrity commencement address this year, or offered an honorary degree. Itís too bad, because I think I could deliver a fine speech. (And having copyedited about a hundred social-science manuscripts, I believe Iíve earned the equivalent of a Masterís in Esoteric Navel-Gazing.) So herewith is my commencement address, (more…)

Selected Works

Essays
My daughter likes depressing books. ďSomeone dies in the first chapter,Ē Grace says gleefully of a novel she canít put down. Maybe this inclination comes naturally, growing up with the ghost of a sister she never knew.†
In which my brilliant son prevails against middle-school bullies. Adapted from "A Voice Not My Own"