Marcia Aldrich is the author of the free memoir Girl Rearing, published by W.W. Norton and selected as a Barnes and Noble Discover New Writers Series. She has been the editor of Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction, one of the premiere literary journals featuring personal essays and memoirs. Companion to an Untold Story won the AWP Award in Creative Nonfiction, selected by Susan Orlean. Several of her essays have been included in the Best American Essays series. She is the editor of Waveform: Twenty-First-Century Essays by Women published by The University of Georgia Press. Waveformessays.wordpress.com.. She was named Distinguished Professor of the Year by the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan.