My Life With Words
By Barbara F. Luebke, MS ’72 (journalism)
January 22, 2024
More than a memoir, not quite an autobiography, My Life With Words is a love letter to reading, writing, journalism and learning. At the same time, the author tells a complex story as she explores her decades of struggling with self-image and personal identity. Copious examples from her personal archives are supplemented by a reporter’s curiosity for details about social and cultural history. Woven throughout the book are examples from her own reporting, editing, and writing—chosen to illuminate the people, places, schools, newspapers, books, and more that have been central to her professional and personal lives.