My Latest Book: Collected Personal Stories


Personal Stories 1910 – 2010

Featuring 56 personal stories by young girls and women about their young girlhoods from all around the country in each decade of 100 years
the 10 Most Popular Girls’ Names of the decade and
lots of fun pop culture facts for each of the decades.




From Reader’s Reviews:

This book is an important record of life … oral history at its best. — A. Wong

Reading the book made me feel like I was in a time machine and enjoying every moment. — N. Hooper

This book is fun and profound. It’s a history text book, a women’s studies text book, and a treasure for memoir writers. — E. Pierce


Next in the 100 YEARS IN THE LIFE series: 

Teenage Girls! Coming of Age in America 1920 – 2020

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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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