Cold: Essays on Love, Faith, Family and Other Dangerous Pursuits

Genre: Non Fiction

For Fans Of

Anne Lamott Jenny Lawson Christopher Hitchens David Sedaris

Book Summary

Victoria Dougherty comes from the ultimate Cold War family – daring escapes, backyard firing squads, communist snitches, bowlfuls of goulash, gargoyles, gray skies and bone-chilling winters.
In Cold, Dougherty writes essays with humor and raw soul. About the heart-rending stories she grew up hearing at her dinner table and the two-hanky drama that played on in her home. She ponders how her family’s bad luck - so bad her parents dubbed it a curse - against all reason became a force for good in her life.


"A beautifully written book that I didn't want to end." August Rath Colachis

"A magical spinning of meaningful words." Maria Catalina Egan

"I am no officially in awe of [Dougherty's] storytelling." Adrienne Morris

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Victoria Dougherty's Books

About the Author

Victoria Dougherty is the author of The Bone Church, Welcome to the Hotel Yalta and Cold. She writes fiction, drama, and essays that revolve around lovers, killers, curses, and destinies.

Her work has been published or profiled in the New York Times, USA Today, The International Herald Tribune, and elsewhere.

Earlier in her career, while living in Prague, she co-founded Black Box Theater, translating, producing, and acting in several Czech plays.

Her blog – COLD – features her short essays on faith, family, love, and writing fiction.

WordPress, the blogging platform that hosts some 70 million blogs worldwide, has singled out COLD as one of the Top 50 Recommended Blogs by writers or about writing.

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