Barbara Graham is an author, essayist, journalist and playwright. Her essays and articles have appeared in many magazines, including Glamour, More, National Geographic Traveler, O the Oprah Magazine, Psychotherapy Networker, Redbook, Self, Shambhala Sun, Time, Tricycle, Utne Reader, and Vogue, and have been collected in numerous anthologies. She has written for websites hosted by AARP, Babble, Beliefnet, Grandparents.com, Huffington Post, NPR and WowOWow, among others, and is a columnist for PurpleClover.com.
Her most recent book, Camp Paradox, is a haunting yet wry coming-of-age memoir set at an all-girls summer camp which fast-forwards decades into the future as Barbara grapples with the knowledge that the “love affair” she believed she’d shared with her female camp counselor in the 1960s fits every definition of sexual abuse.
Barbara is the author/editor of the New York Times bestselling Eye of My Heart: 27 Women Writers Reveal the Hidden Pleasures and Perils of Being a Grandmother, and author of Women Who Run with the Poodles: Myths and Tips for Honoring Your Mood Swings, a national bestseller that offers a satirical take on the dark side of the self-help movement. Barbara’s plays have been produced Off-Broadway and at theatres around the country.
She has traveled the U.S. giving talks and memoir writing workshops to groups, and is available for speaking engagements. Barbara also works privately as a writing coach and editor.
She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Hugh Delehanty.