Amy's debut book, Poppies, covers a lot of ground - West Point, motherhood, war, loss, toxic relationships, femininity, and all the places she's peed...the list goes on. I could say Amy's work is unpretentious and brilliantly executed with real insight into so many personal moments and structured in enough of a chronological narrative to make it a page-turner. But what really struck me about her writing was her ability to surprise the reader almost every time with a misdirection or right-turn into a new conclusion or an unexpected summation. She also happens to be a great conversationalist and it was a real pleasure to discuss various aspects of her writing process, her warriorship and her evolution as a writer. If the episode is half as much fun to listen to as it was to record, you're really going to dig it.
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