Mary Rose’s Mom and Dear Nobody co-editor Gillian McCain were interviewed on The Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC.
Gillian was a guest of Leonard Lopate in the WNYC studio and Mary Rose’s mom called in. They talk about Mary Rose, her writing, and how the book came to be.
The Diary of a Teenage Girl: ‘The Jane Austen of Juvenile Delinquents’
“Between the ages of 15 and 18, until her death in 1999 of cystic fibrosis, a Pennsylvania teenager named Mary Rose wrote unguardedly in her journals, describing her fights with her mother, a magnet for abusive, criminal boyfriends; her own experiences with romance, sex, alcohol, and drugs; and living with cystic fibrosis. Gillian McCain discusses creating the book Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose from diary entries and letters, edited with Legs McNeil. She’s joined by Mary Rose’s mother.”