"In her marvelous edition, Stuck in Neutral, Barbara Wood fearlessly takes on love and loss with an unflinching eye, offering up a provocative but unique way of looking at life's big issues. In each small story, she takes on a different essential question, providing strong arguments for second chances, meditations on separation, paths to healing, and encouraging portrayals of independence and the need to find strength in one's own company. Watching her humor and wisdom guide her, the reader feels guided, as well. In all, a joy to read."
-- Marion Roach Smith, author of The Memoir Project, A
Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing and Life
"Barbara Wood articulates with painful accuracy the sequence of emotional stages we undergo in love relationships. She has a gift for the hard-working metaphor that starts out delightfully familiar and ends up a little too close to the truth."
--Lucia Nevai, author of Salvation
"This book of stories is small in size but great in its universal appeal. Any reader of it will find a witty, touching, and subtle portrait of himself as well as of the author."
-- Richard Selzer, M.D., author of Down From Troy
About the Author
Barbara Wood is a teacher and lives in Troy, New York. This is her first collection of stories.