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Thea Goodman: Featured Author for March 2013

Sunday, February 17th, 2013



We highly recommend THE SUNSHINE WHEN SHE’S GONE, the debut novel by Thea Goodman, Glamwire’s Featured Author of March.

THE SUNSHINE WHEN SHE’S GONE begins early one frigid, January morning in 2005 when a sleep-deprived new father gives his wife a rare opportunity to sleep-in; he then spontaneously flees lower Manhattan with his infant daughter for a long weekend in the Caribbean. Alternating point of view, from the husband to the wife, the book describes each of their disquieting misadventures, and explores the travails of intimacy, the transfiguring impact of parenthood and the slippery quest for happiness.

Book Trailer for The Sunshine When She’s Gone by Thea Goodman

The highly anticipated novel comes out on March 5th, 2013.

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Thea Goodman’s short stories have appeared in New England Review, Other Voices, Columbia, Confrontation and The Brooklyn Review among other journals and have been anthologized in 110 Stories, New York Writes After September Eleventh (NYU Press, 2002). She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize Special Mention, the Columbia Fiction Award and residency fellowships at The Ragdale Foundation and The Corporation of Yaddo. Thea holds an MFA from Brooklyn College, CUNY and has taught writing at New York University, The New School University and The Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Originally from New York City, she and her family now live in Chicago. The Sunshine When She’s Gone is her first novel.


“Thea Goodman’s astute debut novel poses the question, What if you were to step out of your imbedded life? And her discerning mind answers it with a tale of Manhattanites more inextricably bound together than they might imagine.”

Susan Minot, author of Evening

“Thea Goodman shines in The Sunshine When She’s Gone.”

Vanity Fair

“First-time novelist Goodman is a master of sustained, ‘are-you-KIDDING-me?’ tension as John and Veronica compete for the title of Worst Parents Ever. New parents should find validation that their own sleep-deprived insanity is normal and will pass.”

Library Journal

“A sobering tale of two people discovering what it means to be a parent.”

Publishers Weekly

“Snug and elegant. . . Thea Goodman, a prodigiously talented first-time novelist, distills the keen drama of first-time parenting. . . . The intimacy with which Goodman treats her characters leaves us likewise lucky voyeurs.”

Town and Country

“I’m writing this blurb on very little sleep, because I stayed up far too late finishing The Sunshine When She’s Gone. Thea Goodman’s novel could deprive you of sleep too. It’s suspenseful, funny, realistic, melancholy. She has captured the secret thoughts of new parents so flawlessly, I wonder if she’s installed a listening device into my brain.” –

A.J. Jacobs, New York Times bestselling author of The Year of Living Biblically and Drop Dead Healthy

“Sharp, intuitive, and empathetic. . . Goodman offers a wickedly incisive take on the pressures of parenthood and the resiliency of marital trust.” 


“Thea Goodman has made something I would’ve thought impossible: an edge-of-your-seat narrative about parenting a small child. Her emotional investment in her characters is complete as they confront each other, themselves, and the heavy weight of new love.”

Nell Freudenberger, author of The Newlyweds

“From its first alarming domestic scene to its far-from-inevitable, unbearably true conclusion, The Sunshine When She’s Gone is a faultless portrait of a marriage in crisis and the precarious paths we all must take to keep our lives in balance. Ever been in love? This book will shake you, jolt you, jar you, and wake you up to life.”

Patrick Somerville, author of The Cradle and This Bright River

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

We hear from New York Social Diary, that TONY award winning actress Cynthia Nixon will be hosting, acclaimed jazz singer Stevie Holland will be performing, and hot clothing designer Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss, will be presenting an award to her father, Zach Lonstein at the 78th Anniversary Benefit and auction for The Blue Card Fund at the Morgan Library and Museum on Monday, October 22.

The Blue Card Fund is a national non-profit organization dedicated to aiding destitute Holocaust survivors. The Benefit will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Raoul Wallenberg, who rescued 100,000 Jews in WWII.

GLAMWIRE gives this event 5 stars for celebrating something so meaningful, in true glam-style!

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Galaxy Craze: Featured Author of June 2012

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

We are very excited about the new book The Last Princess by Galaxy Craze.

Happily ever after is a thing of the past.

A series of natural disasters has decimated the earth. Cut off from the rest of the world, England is a dark place. The sun rarely shines, food is scarce, and groups of criminals roam the woods, searching for prey. The people are growing restless.

When a ruthless revolutionary sets out to overthrow the crown, he makes the royal family his first target. Blood is shed in Buckingham Palace, and only sixteen-year old Princess Eliza manages to escape. Determined to kill the man who destroyed her family, Eliza joins the enemy forces in disguise. She has nothing left to live for but revenge, until she meets someone who helps her remember how to hope-and love-once more.

Now she must risk everything to ensure that she does not become . . .

The Last Princess.

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Born in London, author Galaxy Craze moved to America in the 80s with her mother and younger brother.  Before becoming a writer, Galaxy appeared as an actress in a few independent films. She also attended college at Barnard in New York City, where she graduated in 1993.  Galaxy is the author of the award-winning national bestsellers By the Shore and Tiger, Tiger. She now lives in Northhampton, Massachusetts and is writing the sequel to The Last Princess.


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Glamwire’s Featured Author for July is CHRISTINA HAAG

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Christina Haag, actress and author, will read from her memoir “Come to the Edge” at Book Hampton in Sag Harbor on Friday, June 24th at 8pm. “Come to the Edge,” a New York Times Bestseller, was excerpted in the April issue of Vanity Fair, and describes the author’s childhood friendship and 5 year romance with John F. Kennedy, Jr. Book Hampton is located at 20 Main Street in Sag Harbor. 631-725-8425

When Christina Haag was growing up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, John F. Kennedy, Jr. was just one of the boys in her circle of prep school friends, a skinny kid who lived with his mother and sister on Fifth Avenue and who happened to have a secret service detail following him at a discreet distance at all times.

A decade later, after they had both graduated from Brown University and were both living in New York City, Christina and John were acting together in an off-Broadway play. It was then that John confessed his long-standing crush on her, and they embarked on a five-year love affair. Glamorous and often in the public eye, but also passionate and deeply intimate, their relationship was transformative for both of them. With exquisite prose, Haag paints a portrait of a young man with an enormous capacity for love, and an adventurous spirit that drove him to live life to its fullest.

A haunting book, “Come to the Edge” is a lasting evocation of a time and a place—of the indelible sting of the loss of young love, and of the people who shape you and remain with you, whether in person or in spirit. It is about being young and full of hope, with all the potential of your life as yet unfulfilled, and of coming of age at a moment in New York’s history when the city at once held danger, magic, and endless possibilities for self-discovery.

Rarely has a love story been told so beautifully.

What the critics are saying:

Haag’s memoir… doesn’t bow to tabloid sensationalism; instead she gently dusts off her tender, aching memories and bravely holds them to the light. ––LA Times

Something of a miracle…the most honest, most thoughtfully rendered and most memorable memoir of young love published in recent years. It is a remarkable work. ––New York Journal of Books

Come to the Edge perfectly captures what it feels like to be young and in love – the giddiness, the lunacy, the madcap swings between exhilaration and despair. ––Entertainment Weekly

Tender…Vivid…Moving ––Providence Journal

Spellbinding…An honest, heartfelt account of love, politics and tragedy. ––Kirkus Reviews

A tale of aching, unresolved love…Haag lyrically and precisely recaptures the frenetic ecstasy of early love ––Washington Post

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We Salute Glamour Magazine’s 20 Years of Women of the Year

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

NEW YORK–November 2, 2010 Brooke Shields led a stellar cast in a reading of Nora and Delia Ephron‘s “Love, Loss and What I Wore” * in Manhattan last night to help celebrate Glamour Magazine‘s 20th anniversary of celebrating Women of the Year.

Natasha Lyone, Sherri Shepard and Jaime-Lynn Sieglar rounded out the cast….memorable sketches were “Black” in which Brooke Shields wryly notes:  I feel sorry for people that live in Dallas or Pheonix…because they wear things like…Pink.” “Bride” in which Natasha Lyonne and Jaimie Lynn Siegler get married at the end of the sketch. “The Dressing Rooms” In which Natasha Lyonne asks the question: “to wear heels or to think?” The perrformances were just fabulous. If had to name a standout: I simply had no idea that Natasha Lyonne was such a raspy riot, but, all of the performers were amazing.

A question and answer conducted by style expert Stacy London had Brooke Shields talking about always wanting to look like someone else and the rest of women on stage talking about always to to look like Brooke… but the core of the evening was about the degree to which clothing can so powerfully accent our lives. There was  a sketch in which Shields leaves a her hubsand for a guy who gets arrested and on the day he’s released from jail  two and half years later she wears a brown rain coat and brown boots with nothing else. Later in life the woman becomes  a state senator…and her husband is active in local civic groups. Clothes are fun. Glamour is fun. Glamour is for everybody. WE NEED MUCH MORE OF IT. It is elegant, can be refined, and actually involves… taste. It originated from the concept of a magic dust around a person…we all need a little more magic stardust around ourselves…in today’s world, its really up to ourselves to create that.

We at Glamwire sincerely salute Glamour Magazine on 20 years of Women of  Year.

Reported By Milon Henry Levine

Photo: Cal Rhodes

*”Love Loss and what I Wore” is at the Westside Theatre in Manhattan through early December.


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