Our April guest was Dr. Karen A. McClintock. She is a psychologist, author and congregational consultant. She belongs to a weekly writing group, is a member of Willamette Writers and has four published books. Raised in a closeted family in Columbus Ohio, she moved west to attend seminary at Pacific School of Religion and thereafter worked as a parish pastor and chaplain. She assisted healthcare providers with multiple-loss grief during the AIDS epidemic in the San Francisco Bay area.
Her memoir My Father’s Closet provides a rare, funny, and compassionate glimpse into the secret life of her otherwise ordinary Midwest family. This book will resonate with anyone who has fallen in love with the wrong person, grown up around secret love affairs, taken risks with a taboo lover, lived in the closet, or grew up in one.