Minor Dramas and Other Catastrophes

You never realize how important publication day is until you have one yourself.

I can’t begin to think of how many book parties I’ve been to, how many friends’ books I’ve bought, how many invites I’ve received — and didn’t realize their import until I wrote a book of my own. No, until I published a book of my own.

At that’s the important thing in this writing life — to be supportive, nay, to be HAPPY for others. To be kind, to be generous, to buy books, to read books, most importantly to offer five-star reviews on Amazon and Goodreads for our friends books.

That’s why I’m so excited to delve into Kathleen West’s Minor Drama and Other Catastrophes (which sounds like a title named after my own life).









In this long life, as writers, as humans, we will have ups and downs and downs and ups. Right now I and the other Debs are on an upswing! And I want to share all the good luck and good vibes and good writing karma with everyone (so that one day if I need some again, it will come back my way!)

Author: Amy Klein

Amy Klein is the author of "The Trying Game: Get Through Fertility Treatment and Get Pregnant Without Losing Your Mind," (Ballantine, 2020) based on her New York Times "Fertility Diary" column. Her writing on health, science, reproduction and essays has also appeared in Slate, Salon, The Washington Post, Aeon and more.