If You Could See Me Now: A Chronicle of Identity and Adoption


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Unbridled Books
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6.0 X 0.54 X 9.0 inches | 0.78 pounds
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About the Author

Michael Mewshaw is the best-selling author of ten novels and six previous books of nonfiction. He has won awards for fiction, travel writing, investigative reporting, and sports journalism. Hundreds of his articles and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Playboy, and other newspapers and magazines around the world. He divides his time between Key West, FL, and London.


"[A] real bond grew between the adopted child and the man who was not her father but who became her friend. Mewshaw helped Amy patiently and compassionately in spite of his hurts and shortcomings, just as he once helped her mother. There is courage in this exercise, and there is hope. Supported by loving families in the present, these two people went looking for an uncomfortable piece of the past together. Now that they have found it, maybe they both can leave it behind." --The Washington Post

"If You Could See Me Now is a work of art and stands shoulder to shoulder with the best memoirs of our age. Mewshaw's career is a pure wonder and If You Could See Me Now is his crowning achievement." --Pat Conroy

"Mewshaw's considerable skill as writer lends heart and spirit to his bittersweet chronicle . . . Mewshaw shares his memories poignantly and honestly . . . The results are powerful, indeed." --Midwest Book Review

"[P]oignant...What makes the narrative distinctive is that the storyteller is not a part of the adoption triad (birthparent, adopting parent, and adoptee), yet it still illustrates the difficulties that adoptees face in researching their biological background and in locating birth parents who had been assured of anonymity . . . Although true, this story reads like fiction and is hard to put down once started. An excellent addition to all public libraries; highly recommended." --Library Journal