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Published in: March-April 2015 issue.

A Cup of Water Under My BedA Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir
by Daisy Hernández
Beacon Press.  185 pages, $24.95


I TEACH a course in multicultural studies to graduate students in counseling, and I’m always on the lookout for first-person narratives written by authors of diverse backgrounds. I especially seek out memoirs that reflect multiple ethnicities and sexual orientations.

         Daisy Hernández’ memoir A Cup of Water Under My Bed is an impressive compilation of essays that raise questions involving gender, race, ethnicity, immigration, and sexuality. 

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Irene Javors is a psychotherapist and writer who lives in NYC. She is the author of Culture Notes: Essays on Sane Living (2010).