Playwright Sarah Ruhl on Writing Her Memoir, 'Smile'

MacArthur Genius and two-time Pulitzer finalist Sarah Ruhl introduces Smile, her memoir detailing her extraordinary ten-year medical and metaphysical odyssey that brought her physical, creative, emotional, and spiritual healing.

In a series of piercing, witty, and lucid meditations, Ruhl chronicles her journey as a patient, wife, mother, and artist. She explores the struggle of a body yearning to match its inner landscape, the pain of postpartum depression, the story of a marriage, being a playwright and working mom to three small children, and the desire for a resilient spiritual life in the face of illness.

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