Puppies, love, and chocolate: how to live on life’s knife edge
Love here, love now
Anndee Hochman was never a dog person … until her daughter brought home a poodle puppy who got into the chocolate. How do we live and love when catastrophe is always waiting?
Do we need a child’s humanity to see unhoused people?
Everyone was seven once
Anndee Hochman remembers her daughter’s childhood in a home that was open to others who needed it. But eventually, the little girl asks: who is that person on the street?
Working 9 to 5: A Women’s Movement, a Labor Union, and the Iconic Movie, by Ellen Cassedy
Women workers have come a long way—but the fight continues
This book by longtime Daily News columnist Ellen Cassedy explores the roots of a modern movement for women workers’ rights—a fight that continues today. Anndee Hochman reviews.
Done Doing Time: A Portrait of Life After Prison, by Hinda Schuman
Every neighborhood, every human life
In her second book, Philadelphia photographer Hinda Schuman’s sensitive and unflinching lens documents the lives of two women struggling to rebuild their lives after incarceration. Anndee Hochman reviews.
No house lasts forever, including our own bodies. We keep moving as long as we can.
While Anndee Hochman faces treatment for osteoporosis, she remembers the different homes we live in, from our bones to our houses, and everything we’ll do to keep them standing.
As a mom, daughter, and freelancer, I'm good at juggling (figuratively). But can I really catch and let go?
This is not a metaphor
Writer Anndee Hochman is used to toggling through life: her mom, her family, her home, her work. So when life got grim, she decided to try juggling for real. How do you learn to catch and let go?
Rinse, by Elaine Terranova
Making peace with enigma
Philly writer Elaine Terranova’s eighth book, Rinse, shows the author’s poetic sensibilities with lyrical language that captures emotional tones and thrumming silences. Anndee Hochman reviews.