My Famous Brain


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About the Author

Diane Wald's novel Gillyflower was published in April 2019 by She Writes Press and won first place in the novella category from the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, first place in the novella category from American Book Fest, first place in Fiction: Novella from International Book Awards, and a bronze medal from Readers' Favorite. Since 1966, Diane has published more than 250 poems in literary magazines. She the recipient of a two-year fellowship in poetry from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and has been awarded the Grolier Poetry Prize, The Denny Award, The Open Voice Award, and the Anne Halley Award. She also received a state grant from the Massachusetts Council on the Arts. She has published four chapbooks and won the Green Lake Chapbook Award from Owl Creek Press. An electronic chapbook (Improvisations on Titles of Works by Jean Dubuffet) appears on the Mudlark website. Her four full-length poetry collections are Lucid Suitcase, The Yellow Hotel, Wonderbender, and The Warhol Pillows. My Famous Brain is her second novel with She Writes Press. She lives in Boston, MA.


"Masterfully combining the human and soul experience in one voice, Diane Wald brings to life a character from the beyond who knows how to be present in his past with the wisdom and insight of the afterlife. A must-read for anyone needing a reminder of the preciousness of life."
--Christina Rasmussen, best-selling author of Where Did You Go?

"Diane Wald is a fantastic storyteller with the ear of a poet. My Famous Brain is an enthrallingly complex, layered story where relationships and loves are like feedback loops in a fallen-down house of time. Deceased narrator Jack MacLeod suffers a brain tumor and exists between headache and heartache, where, he says, "the mysteries of the universe open up to me like waterlilies in the sunlight." He shuffles his memories, loves, and fears, searching for communion, connection, and empathy. This is a novel about what it is to be alive or dead, and to experience time as it moves through the body."
--Patrick Lawler, author of Rescuers of Skydivers Search Among the Clouds and The Meaning of If

"Diane Wald's literary ability lifts the reader into an empathic relationship with each character. Her development of these characters' relationships, not only with humans but also with precious animals, gives the reader the ability to feel--something our society desperately needs. This novel tells the story of a most intriguing man, and the plot twists and turns never fail to show how various lives come together to create the fullness of one life."
--Annette Daloia Scanlon, Social Worker in Hospice & Palliative Care in Human & Veterinary Medicine

"Author Diane Wald has crafted a truly intriguing slice-of-life drama . . . with vivid details and insight . . . [R]eaders who enjoy deep literary portrayals of fascinating characters will be sure to adore My Famous Brain."
--Readers' Favorite