"...Amanda Eyre Ward's novel of the migrant journey, The Same Sky (Ballantine), is the most important book to come out of Austin this year. Debra Monroe's blue-collar-to-academia memoir My Unsentimental Education (University of Georgia Press) is as well-written as it is wise..."
"...Leading the way among local authors on the nonfiction front will be UT's Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg (To Explain the World), along with Javier Auyero (Invisible in Austin: Life and Labor in an American City), Debra Monroe (My Unsentimental Education: A Memoir), Jan Jarboe Russell (The Train to Crystal City), and art director/designer DJ Stout (Variations on a Rectangle)...."
"...MY UNSENTIMENTAL EDUCATION Enjoy a cocktail reception and conversation with author Debra Monroe and hosted by Neena Husid. Sat., Dec..."
"...This modest story about three generations of women from one family who live together under one roof is quietly unassuming and absorbing. Each woman faces various age-appropriate crises: The eldest, the widowed grandmother, deals with the portents and implications of the minor stroke she suffers as the movie begins; the middle woman faces her 50th birthday and the stressful complications of sustaining the precarious viability of the company of which she is a partner and temporary landlord; and the youngest, the daughter in her mid-20s, finds it easier to invest her money in a new car she can't afford than apply it toward a college education..."
"..."Don't Tell Mom" Japan Director: Sawako Kabuki A nocturnal education film, designed to help children develop their emotions and expressions as well as language and physical skills by enjoying singing and exercising with a big brother...."