"My Secret Left Me Unable to Help," a fantastic essay by Joyce Maynard, was just published in Sunday's New York Times. Joyce Maynard is the author of Labor Day (9780061843402), which we have ecastically recommended here on Library Love Fest. The essay, which deals with Maynard's relationship with her daughter, actually gave me goosebumps upon reading-- don't miss it! And while you're at it, check out Simon Van Booy's equally incredible Modern Love essay from a few weeks back. I am not ashamed to admit that I cried at my desk after reading it, to the shock and bemusement of my co-workers.