About the Author
Rita Ciresi is the author of Mother Rocket, which won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, and the novels Pink Slip and Blue Italian. She lives with her husband and daughter in Florida.
Reading Group Guide
1. Why does Strauss retreat into boardroom speech when talking to Lisa about their relationship?
2. Lisa is usually a very direct person. Why isn't she able to tell Strauss that she stumbled upon his piece about his father in the story collection she picked up?
3. What was the main reason for the disintegration of Lisa and Strauss's relationship?
The questions, discussion topics, and author biography that follow are intended to enhance your reading of Rita Ciresi's Pink Slip.