Splitting the Difference: A Heart-Shaped Memoir

Splitting the Difference: A Heart-Shaped Memoir

by Tré Miller Rodríguez

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Overview

Widowed at 34, Tre Miller Rodriguez finds New York life difficult to bear, so she sets off to travel the world, her husband's ashes in hand. This spontaneous act becomes a self-searching journey,one that ultimately brings Rodriguez to reunite with the daughter she gave up for adoption at 18.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938314209
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication date: 03/05/2013
Pages: 292
Sales rank: 416,191
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Tré Miller Rodríguez was born in California and lives in New York City. An award-winning copywriter and UC Berkeley graduate, her essays have appeared in Manhattan Magazine, and on The Daily Beast and WhiteElephantInTheRoom.com. This is her first book.

Table of Contents

Contents

Sunday Mourning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Dumb Sh*% People Say . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

I’m the White Elephant in the Room? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Ring on the Right Hand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

The Cruelest Month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

Meltdowns & Melanoma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147

Fight or Flight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

Travel as Prozac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

(Not) Home for the Holidays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193

Lost & Found in Brazil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205

Thanks for the Memories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219

Striped Shirts & Epitaphs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243

Waking Up in Havana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259

Heart-Shaped Gratitude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281

About the Author . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283

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