Ginny Jordan: Tough and tender
Ginny Jordan's inspiring and powerful memoir, Clear Cut
, is one of those books that grows and settles in the mind after you've read it, embedding its startling images and honest toughness in one's memory. The challenges that Ginny has faced in her life are unrelenting—wave after wave of operations and loss. And yet, she's reminded through her work, her family, and her friends that sorrow, like strength, is not ours alone to bear, and that it's possible to experience a kind of grace and dignity amid suffering and difficulty. Ginny's gimlet eye misses none of the humor, absurdity, transcendence, and even poetry of living within our ever-changing and fragile-tenacious bodies. Clear Cut
is a beautiful work, one that I'm very proud to have worked on, and I commend it to your attention.