New book. On sale April 2018.

A riveting story of dislocation, survival, and the power of stories to break or save us
 
Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbors began to disappear, and when she heard the loud, ugly sounds her brother said were “thunder.” In 1994, she and her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, fled the Rwandan massacre and spent the next six years wandering through seven African countries, searching for safety—perpetually hungry, imprisoned and abused, enduring and escaping refugee camps, finding unexpected kindness, witnessing inhuman cruelty. They did not know whether their parents were dead or alive. 
 
When Clemantine was twelve, she and her sister were granted asylum in the United States, where she embarked on another journey—to excavate her past and, after years of being made to feel less than human, claim her individuality.
 
Raw, urgent, and bracingly original, The Girl Who Smiled Beads captures the true costs and aftershocks of war: what is forever destroyed; what can be repaired; the fragility of memory; the disorientation that comes of other people seeing you only as broken—thinking you need, and want, to be saved. But it is about more than the brutality of war. It is about owning your experiences, about the life we create: intricately detailed, painful, beautiful, a work in progress.

 

 

 

 

 

Old book.

Reviews of NO CHEATING, NO DYING

“A whip smart and contagiously humorous attempt to address the eternal conundrum of domestic ennui and its discontents.”  — Elle

“Weil has a voice that charms, full of wit, intelligence and compassion.” — Oprah

“Witty, honest . . .”  — People

“The story of their marriage-improvement journey is both hilarious and insightful.”  -- The New York Times

“Quite wonderful . . . an astonishingly intimate, hilariously self-deprecating, vibrant and thoroughly modern memoir.”  — San Francisco Chronicle

"What ultimately makes No Cheating, No Dying such a thrilling read is the way Weil fiercely includes the reader in the secret life of her marriage."  — Knoxville MetroPulse

“An engaging, often funny and heartfelt memoir about the not-so-romantic realities that can follow 'I do.'"  — Tampa Bay Times

"Part experiment, part memoir — told with candor and grace. . . . "  — New Jersey Star Ledger

 

 

 

 

Co-written book.

A New York Times bestseller.

 
 
 
 
 

Really old book.