Books by Debra Ginsberg

Debra Ginsberg is a freelance editor and author of the memoirs, Waiting: The True Confessions of a Waitress (HarperCollins, 2000), Raising Blaze: Bringing Up an Extraordinary Son in an Ordinary World (HarperCollins, 2002), and About My Sisters(HarperColli

Released: Nov. 16, 2010

"Suburban noir—dark, funny and sometimes creepy; readers may be surprised at the amount of empathy they end up feeling for less-than-appealing characters."
A novel from Ginsberg (The Grift, 2008, etc.) about a middle-class, seemingly genteel San Diego neighborhood teeming with secrets that unravel in the aftermath of a California wildfire. Read full book review >
THE GRIFT by Debra Ginsberg
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"Although Marina is a richly drawn, deeply involving heroine, the overly contrived plot sits uneasily with Ginsberg's earnest take on paranormal powers."
Memoirist and novelist Ginsberg (Blind Submission, 2006, etc.) mixes supernatural and film noir elements in this mystery about a woman whose living as a psychic falls apart when her psychic powers become too real. Read full book review >
BLIND SUBMISSION by Debra Ginsberg
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"Juicy, if superficial and guilty of many of the very tricks it skewers."
From memoirist Ginsberg (About My Sisters, 2004, etc.), a romantic satire about the publishing industry that combines what the heroine herself calls "bite the boss" with "bit the assistant" fiction. Read full book review >
ABOUT MY SISTERS by Debra Ginsberg
Released: March 1, 2004

"Loving and candid, as the best family stories are."
A rich celebration of life with three sisters. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 2, 2002

"A stirring record of a mother's battle fought with zest, humor, and love."
Memoirist Ginsberg, who waited tables for 20 years to support her writing habit (Waiting, 2000), movingly details her experiences with a "different" child. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Not a definitive study of the profession, but simply one woman's tale of table service and, equally, of her lovers, her friends, and her family. Served with a smile."
A fresh new writer and seasoned waitress will be your server for this memoir of a life measured out with coffee spoons. It's not the same story as Prufrock's. Read full book review >