About Cheryl Klein

Cheryl Klein

Cheryl Klein’s column, “Hold it Lightly,” appears monthly(ish) in MUTHA. She is the author of Crybaby (out in 2022 from Brown Paper Press), a memoir about wanting a baby and getting cancer instead. She also wrote a story collection, The Commuters (City Works Press) and a novel, Lilac Mines (Manic D Press). Her stories and essays have appeared in Blunderbuss, The Normal School, Razorcake, Literary Mama, and several anthologies. Her MUTHA column “Onesie, Never Worn” was selected as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2022. She blogs about the intersection of art, life and carbohydrates at breadandbread.blogspot.com. Follow her on Twitter: @cherylekleinla.



Author Archives: Cheryl Klein

Spice Up Your Life

April 2nd, 2024 | by Cheryl Klein

Inhabiting a running first-person narrative about how much you suck is not, as it turns out, a particularly productive way to live. 


Do You See What I See?

January 18th, 2024 | by Cheryl Klein

Did I sense my dad’s sadness about this time of year? Was it the shortening days, the story of a magical baby born in the bleakest of times



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