My New Book is Published!

100 Years


100 Years in the Life of an American Girl
True Stories 1910 – 2010


I love this book! It’s an important testimony to the lived history of decades of young girls. Informative, fun and illuminating! — Linda Joy Myers, President of the National Association of Memoir Writers

This powerful collection of personal stories weaves the American experience like I’ve never seen done before. — Susan Hagen, co-author of Women at Ground Zero


100 Years in the Life of an American Girl is a fascinating look at the culture of a tremendous century, told in the truest of voices. This book is a collection of over 50 tales of the life and times of girls under age 13 in every decade from 1910 to 2010. A brief history of each decade and entertaining highlights of popular culture open the chapters. Perfect for book groups, with discussion topics at the end of the book that help readers consider the bigger picture of what the stories reveal about American culture.

Buy your copy as a print or ebook, or buy it signed direct from the author.

Some of what you’ll read about:

  • Riding in Dad’s first car, a Model T bought from a door-to-door car salesman in 1911.
  • Fleeing the KKK in Indiana in the 1920s.
  • Riding to school on horseback.
  • Playing Elvis in the bathroom mirror and envying a brother’s clothes.
  • Going to Woodstock at 12.
  • Designing virtual worlds and “feeding” digital pets.
  • Being a student at an Islamic school in the Midwest on 9-11.

Visit for more about the book and to learn how you can be a part of the 100 Years in the Life series. Four books are planned. Submission info is on the website.

Goodreads or Amazon reviews are appreciated! Enjoy the book!


About Suzanne

Suzanne Sherman is a veteran publishing professional, with thirty-five years in the field and a specialization in memoir and other nonfiction. Her clients have published with Wiley & Sons, Chronicle Books, Ten Speed Press, and a number of smaller publishers. She has also helped many authors successfully self-publish. Some of Suzanne’s memoir students and coaching clients prefer to write for personal pleasure or to create books for family, and they call her an invaluable guide.


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