My Works, Books, Plays, Literary Journals
Eleven selected personal essays and memoirs on/about childhood, baseball, place, aging, travel, teaching, and writing
Still Pitching is a coming-of-age memoir about being an adolescent outsider, about the fierce drive and determination to become a baseball pitcher, about being a die-hard Brooklyn Dodger fan during an era that sports historians still refer to as "the golden age of New York baseball," and about what it felt like to grow up Jewish in New York City in the 50's. At another level, it is about desire and yearning, determination and resilience. Still Pitching focuses not on heroic deeds but on the achievements and satisfactions that result from the human struggle to keep on striving.
Winner, 2003 ForeWord Magazine Independent Press Memoir of the Year.
Chosen by The American Association of University Presses for inclusion in Books Selected for School Libraries.
Cited by the Melton Center For Jewish Studies for inclusion in The American Jewish Story in Print.
Finalist Foreword Magazine, 2000 Anthology of the Year
and the 2000 Great Lakes Booksellers Anthology of the Year.
Co-edited with Robert L. Root, Jr.
Now in its fifth edition, this anthology of/on creative nonfiction contains essays and memoirs by a wide variety of writers as well as discussions on/about the process of writing creative nonfiction. Adopted by many colleges and universities, it is widely recognized as one of the standard teaching text in the field.
Those Who Do, Can: Teachers Writing, Writers Teaching -- A Sourcebook Robert Root/ Michael Steinberg