We’re thrilled to announce that adjunct professor of English and Director of the Writing Center, Amye Archer has just published her memoir, Fat Girl, Skinny Girl. She’ll be signing copies of the book March 20 at 4 p.m. at Bar Hill (1431 Ash St. in Scranton), and it’s available on-line and in select bookstores.
Here’s what advance readers are saying:
“Anyone who’s ever been a few pounds overweight, had self-esteem issues, love troubles, or a bad relationship–in other words every woman I know–will see herself in Amye Archer’s story. With sass and wisdom, Archer brings us on her bumpy ride towards a slimmer body and a happier soul. I laughed, I cried, and my jaw dropped from the virtuosity of the writing.”
-Beverly Donofrio, Riding in Cars with Boys
“Amye Archer has a completely original and fresh voice, and she tells a painfully familiar story with style, wit, and devastating honesty. If you read the first page you will not be able to stop. I loved this book.”
-Abigail Thomas, Safekeeping
“Don’t dare pick this book up, unless you have 4 or 5 hours hours to spare. Archer’s funny prose would be enough to grab the reader; but it’s her insight into the human psyche that holds on and won’t let go. We are rooting for her from page 1, even when her motives are totally cringe inducing. What more could we want in a memoir?”
-Martha Frankel, Executive Director of Woodstock Writers Festival and host of Woodstock Writers Radio
“In Fat Girl, Skinny, Archer describes her painful journey with an honesty that is sometimes comical and sometimes heartbreaking. This book will make your heart ache, then sing. We are so proud to help her tell her story.”
-Robin Stratton, Publisher and Founder of Big Table Publishing Company:
Amye Barrese Archer holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University, and currently teaches at The University of Scranton. Amye’s full-length poetry collection, Bangs, was released in 2014. She has also published two chapbooks: A Shotgun Life and No One Ever Looks Up. Amye’s work has appeared in Nailed Magazine, PMS: Poem Memoir Story, PANK, and various journals. She currently lives in Northeast, PA, with her husband, Tim, and their twin daughters Samantha and Penelope.
Congratulations to Amye and continued good luck with her work.