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The Fixed Stars

By Molly Wizenberg
Narrated by Erin Mallon / 6 hours 21 minutes

From a bestselling memoirist, a thoughtful and provocative story of changing identity, complex sexuality, and enduring family relationships.

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The Fixed Stars

“I have enjoyed Molly Wizenberg’s writing for years, and this book was no exception. I loved the mix of science and research with confessional truth-telling about longing and identity. As a mother of two small children, I clung to this story of discovery. And as a human, I cherished Wizenberg’s exploration of the realization that our stories are never done being written. This book was a balm for my soul.”

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At age thirty-six, while serving on a jury, author Molly Wizenberg found herself drawn to a female attorney she hardly knew. Married to a man for nearly a decade and mother to a toddler, Wizenberg tried to return to her life as she knew it, but something inside her had changed irredeemably. Instead, she would discover that the trajectory of our lives is rarely as smooth or as logical as we’d like to believe. Like many of us, Wizenberg had long understood sexual orientation as a stable part of ourselves: we’re “born this way.” Suddenly, she realized that her story was more complicated. Who was she, she wondered, if something at her very core could change so radically?

The Fixed Stars is a taut, electrifying memoir exploring timely and timeless questions about desire, identity, and the limits and possibilities of family. In honest and searing prose, Wizenberg forges a new path: through the murk of separation and divorce, coming out to family and friends, learning to co-parent a young child, and realizing a new vision of love. The result is a frank and moving story about letting go of rigid definitions and ideals that no longer fit and learning instead who we really are.

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About the Author

Molly Wizenberg is the bestselling author of three memoirs: The Fixed Stars, A Homemade Life, and Delancey. She was also, for 15 years, the voice behind the James Beard Award-winning blog Orangette. With author Matthew Amster-Burton, she co-hosts the hit food-and-comedy podcast Spilled Milk—now celebrating ten years of bad jokes—and, once upon a time, she co-founded the Seattle restaurants Delancey and Essex. She lives in Seattle.



Author
Narrator Erin Mallon
ISBN 9781690588672
Length 6 hours 21 minutes
Language English
Publisher Dreamscape Media, LLC
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Biography & Memoir, Parenting & Relationships, LGBTQ Nonfiction & Nonfiction
Libro.fm rank #386 Overall
Genre rank #5 in LGBTQ Nonfiction