Motto: Never lend out books; this saves energy on worrying if they’ll be returned in good condition—or at all. —Monique Gordon
I’m a Philadelphia native, and my nickname stems from a 1962 sitcom: The New Loretta Young Show. Loretta Young had five daughters, just as my parents did, and Loretta’s inquisitive, feisty child was named Binkie Massey. My inquisitiveness and vivid imagination appears in Binky’s Words, a mind-on, hands-on activity, poetry book. The poetry is attributed to my family’s fascination with books and story telling. I can spin a poem from almost anything: Dreams, dialogue, quotes found on fair-trade teabag tags, news headlines, and notes left by strangers. My home library is a pastiche of journals and books given as gifts, purchased from flea markets, sidewalk sales, independent book dealers, thrift shops, and unclaimed books found on public transit or tossed in the dumpster by their owners.
Onward and Upward with Diabetes by Monique Gordon
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