Re "A writer's many-chaptered life" (Living Here, Oct. 15): How charming -- Joyce Maynard is back in The Bee. As usual, she is talking about herself and all her many troubles.
When last we saw her, she had a column in The Bee. I was embarrassed for her and The Bee that she was allowed to continue writing about her failing marriage week after week, as if anybody cared.
Tuesday's article was poignant -- and long -- but it did not tell the whole story of Maynard's troubled life. It turns out that in 2010, she adopted two teenagers from Ethiopia and, after two years, decided to give them up. But she did it Marin style. She told the girls she was giving them up as they sat in her hot tub in Mill Valley.
-- Roger S. Peterson, Rocklin