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"I Give Myself Over to the Process" Catherine Hernandez Shares Advice & Inspiration on the Ups & Downs of the Writing Life

"I Give Myself Over to the Process" Catherine Hernandez Shares Advice & Inspiration on the Ups & Downs of the Writing Life

Catherine Hernandez's writing is both unforgettable and unmistakable. The strength of her voice, her candid and raw vulnerability, and her empathetic storytelling show up in whatever format she is writing, ...

May 17, 2018
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Mark Sampson’s latest book

The Slip

The Slip

In this wickedly funny novel, one bad afternoon and two regrettable comments make the inimitable Philip Sharpe go viral for all the worst reasons.

Dr. Philip Sharpe, absent-minded professor extraordinaire, teaches philosophy at the University of Toronto and is one of Canada’s most combative public intellectuals. But when a live TV debate with his fiercest rival goes horribly off the rails, an oblivious Philip says some things to her that he really shouldn’t have.

As a clip of Philip’s “slip” goes viral, it soon reveals all the cracks and fissures in his marriage with his young, stay-at-home wife, Grace. And while the two of them try to get on the same side of the situation, things quickly spiral out of control.

Can Philip make amends and save his marriage? Is there any hope of salvaging his reputation? To do so, he’ll need to take a hard look at his on-air comments, and to conscript a band of misfits in a scheme to set things right.