Judith Moore

Judith Moore

In 1985, Judith Moore, a Berkeley writer, was brought to San Diego to write feature stories for the Reader. In 1986, Moore began to take on the role of senior editor. Moore conducted and wrote a weekly interview with renowned writers.

Her own books include The Left Coast of Paradise: California and the American Heart (1987), Never Eat Your Heart Out (1997), and Fat Girl: A True Story (2006). Judith Moore was awarded two NEA Fellowships for literature. In 1995, she received a Guggenheim Fellowship. She died in 2007.

Some of her early Reader stories included:

Mananimal (philosophizing about the San Diego Zoo — Moore's first story written for the Reader, Jan. 27, 1983)

The Girls of Summer (interviews with teenagers on the beach, Aug. 28, 1986)

Angel of the Apocalypse (Herbert Marcuse's years at UCSD, Sept. 11, 1986)

Her Little Girl (Moore's grandmother, Aug. 27, 1987)

In the Beauty of the Lilies (interview with John Updike, Feb. 29, 1996)

How Far We Came To Be Here and How Much Along the Way We Lost (Thanksgiving dinner, Nov. 26, 1997)

Articles by Judith Moore

Holy Week in San Diego: our mish-mash of Christianity

Medical look at Christ's crucifixion, City Rescue Mission, Carmelite nuns, Dorman Owens, Mother Teresa, Antiochian Orthodox

Medical explanation of Christ's crucifixion and other Easter stories The severe scourging, with its intense pain and appreciable blood loss, most probably left Jesus in a preshock state. Moreover, hematidrosis had rendered his skin particularly ...

A Loeb Classical Library Reader

A Loeb Classical Library Reader (Loeb Classical Library), edited by Jeffrey Henderson. Oxford University Press, 2006; 234 pages; $9.95 (paperback). FROM THE DUST JACKET: This selection of lapidary nuggets drawn from 33 of antiquity's major ...

Jim and Dave Defeat the Masked Man

Jim and Dave Defeat the Masked Man by Jim Cummins and David Lehman; Illustrated by Archie Rand. Soft Skull Press, 2006; $14.95; 143 pages Jim Cummins and I were talking one afternoon about the sestina ...

Sinners Welcome: Poems, with an Essay on Poetry and Faith

Sinners Welcome: Poems by Mary Karr. Harper/Collins, 2006; 93 pages; $22.95. FROM THE DUST JACKET: Mary Karr describes herself as a black-belt sinner, and this -- her fourth collection of poems -- traces her improbable ...

Death's Door: Modern Dying and the Way We Grieve

Death's Door: Modern Dying and the Ways We Grieve by Sandra M. Gilbert. W.W. Norton, 2006; $29.95; 580 pages FROM THE DUST JACKET: Prominent critic, poet, and memoirist Sandra M. Gilbert explores our relationship to ...

American Movie Critics: An Anthology from the Silents Until Now

American Movie Critics: From the Silents Until Now, edited by Phillip Lopate. Library of America, 2006; $40; 700 pages FROM THE DUST JACKET: American Movie Critics is an anthology of unparalleled scope that charts the ...

A Primitive Heart: Stories

A Primitive Heart: Stories by David Rabe. Grove Press, 2005; $24; 287 pages FROM THE DUST JACKET: David Rabe is one of the finest playwrights in America, possessed of a muscular voice, singular gift for ...

My Fundamentalist Education: A Memoir of a Divine Girlhood

My Fundamentalist Education: A Memoir of a Divine Girlhood by Christine Rosen. PublicAffairs, 2005; $24; 231 pages FROM THE DUST JACKET: A touching, funny memoir of growing up in St. Petersburg, Florida, in a household, ...

Al Young

CALIFORNIA'S POET LAUREATE Al Young, California's newest poet laureate, and I were talking. I asked if he recalled the first poem he ever read. "That's interesting. I have to go all the way back to ...