“Wall Street Journal culture reporter Katherine Rosman longed to find answers to the questions that we all grapple with after losing someone we love. So she did what she does best: she opened her notebook and started asking questions.”*
If You Knew Suzy is author Rosman’s tender memoir dealing with life after the loss of her mother to cancer. Katherine Rosman grew up in Birmingham and West Bloomfield where she graduated from Bloomfield Hills Andover in 1990. Rosman then attended the University of Michigan where she followed an interdisciplinary curriculum that focused on race relations and immigration policy.
“My instinct was that as long as I was reading and writing a lot…I would be learning how to become an effective writer,” Rosman shared in an email. “Studying race and immigration in the U.S. is akin to studying American history. I loved it.”
After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1994, Rosman worked several different post-grad jobs, ultimately landing at the Wall Street Journal in 1994. Adding a reality check to the vast credentials on her site she admits, “Katie is married and has two kids. She’s exhausted.”
For more on the author and her memoir, try Christopher Walton’s contribution in today’s Detroit Free Press: A Life That Sparkled.
*quote from Katherine Rosman’s site
Also of Note
Also on Sunday, April 25, 2010, famed Michigan author Bonnie Jo Campbell will be reading from her book American Salvage (National Book Award Finalist) as part of the Downtown Writers Series at the Scarab Club at 2:00 PM.
-As always, check all dates, times, and locations before heading out the door.
*Support your local bookstores, libraries, and universities. It matters.
-Post by Megan Shaffer