Mimi Schwartz has published five books, including Thoughts from a Queen-Sized Bed (University of Nebraska Press, 2004) and Writing True, the Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction (with Sondra Perl for Houghton Mifflin, 2006). Her short work has been featured in The New York Times, Writer’s Digest, The Writer, Tikkun, the Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, Writer’s Chronicle, and in numerous literary journals. She is Professor Emeritus at Richard Stockton College in New Jersey and teaches workshops nationwide.
Sep 01 2006
Off the Record
He stands in front of the Hertz sign at the train station in Stuttgart, Germany, as we had arranged….A boyish twenty-five, with blond hair and well-scrubbed cheeks, he is what I imagine as the perfect German poster boy of sixty years ago. Then, he would have been dressed in uniform for the Fatherland.