An Incredible Talent for Existing - A Writer's Odyssey by Pamela JaneAuthor Pamela Jane

Pamela Jane’s new memoir: An Incredible Talent for Existing

It is 1965, the era of love, light—and revolution. While the romantic narrator imagines a bucolic future in an old country house with children running through the dappled sunlight, her husband plots to organize a revolution and fight a guerrilla war in the Catskills.

Their fantasies are on a collision course.

And then, just when it seems that things cannot possibly get more explosive, her wilderness cabin burns down and Pamela finds herself left with only the clothes on her back.

From her vividly evoked existential childhood to writing her first children’s book on a sugar high during a glucose tolerance test, Pamela Jane takes the reader along on a highly entertaining personal, political, and psychological adventure.

“Jane has woven a richly empowering memoir…a five-star read!”–Story Circle Reviews

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About Pamela Jane
Pamela Jane is the author of more than thirty children’s books, from board books to memoir. Her recent children’s books include the much-loved Halloween book, Little Goblins Ten, a spinoff of the classic rhyme “Over in the Meadow.” The Christmas sequel is Little Elfie One. Both books are published by Harper and illustrated by NY Times best-selling illustrator, Jane Manning.

Pamela is also the author of a new memoir, An Incredible Talent for Existing (her main talent growing up though she never became famous for it.) Read more.