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A Conversation with Jeannette Katzir
Carrie: What inspired you to write BROKEN BIRDS?
Jeannette: I began to jot down notes one year before my mother ended up dying, then when she had her stroke and died the after math was so painful that I had to write. I wrote day and night to vent, then re-wrote and re-wrote. Because it was a memoir, I wasn’t able to finish the book until all the mess around me ended.
Carrie: What is your favorite scene in BROKEN BIRDS?
Jeannette: It would have to be when my mother, a survivor of the Holocaust meets the supposed upper-crust of New Jersey. I called my parents the Hillbillies after the show Beverly Hillbillies (because they weren’t poor, but knew no better) and the in-laws they had come to dine with the Drysdales. Never has there been such a mismatch of personalities. The scene in the restaurant made me laugh out loud . . . and I wrote it.