The East Bay’s Premier Magazine of Culture & Commerce

The East Bay’s Premier Magazine of Culture & Commerce

Stacy Appel

Moments of Truth

Twice a year, roughly coinciding with the summer and winter solstices, The Monthly offers local writers a chance to submit their personal essays—and readers a chance to savor the cream of the crop. In this, our Winter 2010 essay issue, we are pleased to publish seven compelling essays on the subject of one significant moment. Inspired by tumors, ghosts, sexual straying, pastries (yes, pastries) and more, these literary snapshots capture instants that forever shifted lives.

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