• Bridge Ladies

    Bridge Ladies When I set out to learn about my mother's bridge club, the Jewish octogenarians behind the matching outfits and accessories, I never expected to fall in love with them. This is the story of the ladies, their game, their gen, and the ragged path that led me back to my mother.
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About Me


Betsy Lerner is the author of Bridge Ladies, The Forest for the Trees and Food and Loathing. With Temple Grandin, she is the co-author of Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns and Abstractions. She also co-authored the New York Times Bestseller Calling All Minds and The Outdoor Scientist. She received an MFA from Columbia University in Poetry and was the recipient of a Thomas Wolfe Poetry Prize, an Academy of American Poets Poetry Prize, and was selected as one of PEN’s Emerging Writers. She also received the Tony Godwin Publishing Prize for Editors. After working as an editor for 15 years, she became an agent and is currently a partner with Dunow, Carlson and Lerner Literary Agency.

(A few other things they don’t give out prizes for also happened during this time.)

Please contact me at thebridgeladies@gmail.com to set up a book club visit, talk, or with any questions. I’ll do my best to answer.

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