Rachael Dreyer

About Rachael Dreyer

Rachael is currently the Head of Research Services for the Eberly Family Special Collections Library at the Pennsylvania State University. If she's not at work or reading, she's probably binge-watching bad TV, trying out some recipe with ingredients she can't pronounce, or getting lost on a new hiking trail. She's a fan of farmer's markets, strong coffee, and unconventionally attractive dogs.

In or Out? | Memoir

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This month, individuals push against the boundaries of conventional societal expectations to define themselves.

Untrodden Paths, Hard Choices | Memoir

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Memoirs this month all center on the theme of making difficult choices

What We Talk About When We Talk About… | Memoir

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A father who lost a child in a rafting accident; a director of a sober-living community for women with AIDS; an Iranian fashion rebel; and a creative writing professor with abandonment issues

Loss & Gain | Memoir

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Each of this month’s memoirs is about growing stronger in different ways, even as each writer loses something crucial or someone essential. While they won’t leave a dry eye in the house, they’ll evoke cathartic and redemptive tears.

Tomes of the Brave | Memoir

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This month, all the memoir picks are about being brave, and the many forms that it may take. Even when dealing with heavy subject matter, the authors find light, humor, and meaning in their experiences.

Family Fables & Failures | Memoir

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Families and the emotional fallout thereof dominate this month’s memoir column.

Poetry, Dining, & Shakespeare | Memoir

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Memoirs about expressions of love through poetry, songs, and food.

Under Self-Construction | Memoir

My Confection

This month’s memoirs are all about the authors finding their way (back) to wholeness and working toward a stable self-identity.