Boldtype sat down with Mankato’s own Diana Joseph to talk about her recent memoir I’m Sorry You Feel That Way: The Astonishing but True Story of a Daughter, Sister, Slut, Wife, Mother, and Friend to Man and Dog.
Boldtype:Why did you choose this as the title?
Diana Joseph: “I’m sorry you feel that way” is, for me at least, the most obnoxious and passive-aggressive thing one human being can say to another. But as a title, it’s good.
Joseph also philosophizes on the challenge of writing (“The writer needs to answer to the question of, ‘So what?'”) and the perils of including real people (“I never want to demonize the people I write about, but I don’t want to valorize them, either.”)
Read the whole interview here.–David E