My Review for Not For Nothing: Glimpses Into a Jersey Girlhood by Kathy Curto
It took 650 words for me to fall for Kathy Curto’s writing in 2018. There was something so familiar about the story she read at the Read650 literary forum held at City Winery in 2018. Although she was reading on the east side of the Hudson, her words were pure Jersey.
Far from nothing, I found Curto’s sometimes funny and often bittersweet stories explored themes of work, labor, and money that got me thinking about what it really means to be a Jersey girl and live the American Dream. I hope you’ll give it a read.