Interviews and Press

Recent Articles by Susan Gregory Thomas

The Wall Street Journal

The New York Times

Interviews with Susan Gregory Thomas

WHYY “Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane

“The Today Show” with Matt Lauer

NPR’s “On Point with Tom Ashbrook”

WNYC – New York: “The Brian Lehrer Show”

Minnesota Public Radio “Midmorning”

Wall Street Journal Video Interview

Reviews/In the Press

  In Spite of Everything by Susan Gregory Thomas

When A House Is Not A Home: A piercing memoir by a Gen-X nester testifies to how, despite all best intentions, divorce can descend like a Greek tragedy

San Francisco Chronicle: In Spite of Everything

Minneapolis StarTribune

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: The Divorce Generation: Having survived their own family splits, Generation X parents are determined to keep their marriages together. It doesn’t always work.

Book Blurbs

Raw, funny, searingly honest and electrifyingly intelligent . . . As a field guide to the beat-up, busted heart of Generation X, it’s damn near definitive. Thomas solves the mystery of her devastating divorce—and the emotional catastrophe that defines a generation.”—Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians

“This smart and emotionally mighty memoir will show you how every family of divorce is unhappy in ways we can all relate to, learn from, cry about, and (after reading such a great book) transcend. Sad and funny, In Spite of Everything is the first book to dissect, with scientific definitiveness, the Busted-Marriage Generation. It also tells a very moving personal story with real beauty.”—Darin Strauss, author of Half a Life

“At once a literate and poignant memoir and incisive journalistic illumination of the cult of domestic consumption, In Spite of Everything is a remarkable and moving study of an American generation’s uneasy search for home.”—Wells Tower, author of Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned

Honest, riveting and illuminating . . . An indelible portrait, not only of a family, but of an entire generation shaped by loneliness. Breathtakingly beautiful from start to finish.”—Lisa Dierbeck, author of One Pill Makes You Smaller

“This book is brave, startling, profoundly moving, and I could not put it down.”—Joanna Hershon, author of Swimming

“In In Spite of Everything, Susan Gregory Thomas goes way beyond American pop culture’s cute, run-of-the-mill bromides about marriage and parenting and gives us a work that’s shot through with a stark and clarifying light of honesty. It is an inspiring book—and an often uproariously funny one, too. In Spite of Everything establishes Susan Gregory Thomas as one of the most important new voices in American writing.”—Jeff Gordinier, author of X Saves the World

Engrossing . . . A deeply moving and personal tale of divorce, love, motherhood, and what makes us who we are.”—Marian Fontana, author of A Widow’s Walk

Harrowing, hilarious, and profoundly wise . . . [In Spite of Everything] is the work of a supreme talent and an emotional daredevil, a woman courageous enough to reveal every scar that lines her heart.”—Brendan I. Koerner, author of Now the Hell Will Start

“As a memoir, In Spite of Everything is both raw and smart; as a generational analysis, it is spot on—culturally, economically and psychologically. This is an engaging and fast-paced memoir . . . and a generational portrait for those who refuse to be categorized.”—Lisa Chamberlain, author of Slackonomics

In Spite of Everything is a profound emotional history of the last forty years. Susan Gregory Thomas is the expert on Generation X’s emotional fallout. All recovering latchkey kids should read this book.”—Ada Calhoun, author of Instinctive Parenting