alix kates shulman

Selected Works

Memoirs
“A haunting meditation on a love more enduring than the body or mind.” —Boston Globe “An extraordinary and important book.” –Oliver Sacks
“Refreshingly upbeat, infused with insight, affection, and respect.” –NY Times Book Review
“A ten year voyage of discovery [that] could even, if we were willing, change our lives.” —San Francisco Chronicle
Fiction
“Wry and delicious” —People (starred). “Wickedly funny” —Boston Globe.“Irreverent comedy" —O Magazine. “Delectably mischievous” —Booklist.
“Witty and revolutionary” —Booklist. “A vicious little gem of a novel” —Cosmopolitan.
“It brought back to me in a rush of emotion the electric sense of discovery which was how the women's movement began for all of us.” —Betty Friedan
“Insightful and compassionate.” —Publishers Weekly
“Fierce, funny, touching.” —NY Times Book Review
Non-Fiction
Alix's most controversial essays. “Stirring and...courageous” —Blanche Weisen Cook
Revisits controversial proposal to share childcare and housework equally
Emma Goldman's writings compiled and edited by Alix
Biography of Emma Goldman, a NY Times Notable Book
For Children
Fantasy adventure story with a mathematical plot
Picture book exploring the borderline between dream and reality
A hidden picture book

Bosley on the Number Line


In this mathematical fantasy for children who have learned to add and subtract, the hero, Bosley, is mysteriously transported to the Number Line, beyond the Milky Way. There strange adventures befall him. He is discovered out-of order by an outraged Equal Sign, who commands two terrible Parentheses to dump Bosley in the Empty Set, reducing him to Zero. His mathematical ingenuity gets him out, but he soon becomes embroiled in the endless battle between the Odds and the Evens. He forms a mathematical plan for aiding the Odds, but a slight error in his calculations all but destroys the Number Line. He finally thinks of a solution which makes him the hero of all the Numbers, enabling him to return home just in time for his first two-digit birthday.

Bosley on the Number Line is Alix's first published book (David McKay, 1970), and the only one (alas!) that came to her in one long flash of inspiration.