Karen Karbo


Karen Karbo is the author of fourteen award-winning novels, memoirs and works of non-fiction including the best-selling “Kick Ass Women” series: Julia Child Rules (October 2013); How Georgia Became O’Keeffe (2011); The Gospel According to Coco Chanel (2009), and How to Hepburn (2007). Her 2004 memoir, The Stuff of Life, about the last year she spent with her father before his death, was a New York Times Notable Book, a People Magazine Critics’ Choice, a Books for a Better Life Award finalist, and a winner of the Oregon Book Award for Creative Non-fiction. Her short stories, essays, articles and reviews have appeared in Elle, Vogue, Esquire, Outside, the New York Times, salon.com and other magazines. Recently, she was one of 24 writers awarded an Amtrak Residency.


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How to Fix Hillary’s Opening-Her-Mouth-and-Words-Coming-Out Problem: A Modest Proposal

CNN says it can "make angels cry" and that men in particular find her voice "grating, "unpleasant" and "shrieky." Time ...
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Difficult Woman N°3

Ella Jane Fitzgerald (1917 – 1996) Who: American jazz singer. “The First Lady of Song.” First African-American woman to win a Grammy ...
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Nine Thoughts on Being High Maintenance

1. I wanted to begin this post with a snapshot of the high maintenance woman in the wild, but I just ...
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Maya Angelou

Difficult Woman N°2

Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014)   Who: Author. Poet. Performer. Teacher. Rabble rouser. Recipient of the National Medal of the Arts and the Presidential ...
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Towards a Definition of Difficult (His and Her Edition)

Type the word difficult into Google and you'll find three definitions. Needing much effort or skill to accomplish, deal with, ...
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Difficult Woman N°1

Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (1908-1989)   Who: Celebrated leading lady. First female president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. First ...
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Let’s Not Say Difficult Like It’s a Bad Thing

Last fall I started researching, in my haphazard way, so-called difficult women -- or, if you prefer "difficult" women -- ...
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Shelf Awareness Reviews The Diamond Lane

Discover: A reissue of a smart early-'90s-era comedy of manners about familial, romantic and Hollywood entanglements. Shirl, the widowed matriarch of ...
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