Monthly Archives: March 2012

JFB Keynoting N.E. Women’s Studies Ass’n Conference 3/31

Hey, New England Fem-a-teers.  I’m delivering the keynote address this Saturday, March 31, at 12:30 PM, at the New England Womens’ Studies Association Conference.  The talk title is “STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU: Parenthood in Three Genders.” The theme of this years conference is:  IDENTITY • MEMORY • TESTIMONY Here’s a link to the […]

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“Maybe not in my lifetime, but in yours I feel sure.”

An Address to a consortium of allies attending independent high schools in the Philadelphia area– Haverford, Episcopal, Shipley, Agnes Irwin, Penn Charter, Springside, Friends Select, Germantown Friends, and Baldwin.   These are the rough notes (from which I frequently strayed) for the speech given at Penn Charter, March 15, 2012, to an audience of roughly […]

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Hearts & Stars: JFB News from All Over

So there’s a little news…  dates set for the publication of my next book as well as the 10th anniversary edition of SHE’S NOT THERE.  Some family journal entries. And a calendar of spring travel.  Heavens, as Dorothy liked to say.  How people come and go here.  (The origami heart-shaped circle of cranes I post […]

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  • The Boylan Family, summer 2010

    DSC_0063 "You hang around our family, you learn all kinds of stuff."
  • Will Forte as Jennifer Finney Boylan on “Saturday Night Live”

    WiFo-Jennifer Finney Boylan-1
  • Jenny with Barbara Walters, December, 2008

  • Jenny atop Maine’s Mount Katahdin

    2036947979_34bfbec240 August, 2002.
  • Surrounded

    boylanWith President Clinton and Maine's Governor John Baldacci, fall 2006.
  • JFB and Edward Albee


    Edward had been my teacher at Johns Hopkins in the winter of 1986. He visited Colby in fall, 2007. As we took our leave of each other, he kissed me on both cheeks and said, "We have done well. You and I."

  • Jenny and her teacher, the great John Barth


    Jack was my professor at JHU when I did my thesis, back in the day. After many years, I can now confidently say I finally understand his definition of plot. Which is, of course, "the perturbation of an unstable homeostatic system and its catastrophic restoration to a new and complexified equilibrium."