Diana Wagman Featured in the LA Times

Diana Wagman, author of Life#6 (and the Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets) is featured in this Sunday’s LA Times.

“Life #6” examines how we collect and keep our own pain, and asks the reader to investigate how the weight of our accumulated regret pollutes our every move. When asked why she chose now — 30 years after her own near-death encounter at sea — to finally write about her experiences, Wagman said, “I really started to look at what that [experience] had to do with who I am today. Survivor guilt is part of it. I did survive being lost at sea, I did survive a broken heart, I did survive cancer. And, of course, the survivor’s question is always ‘Why me?'”