Dinah Lenney arrives at the AM

D. Lenney

Dinah grew up on the East Coast, outside Boston and New York City, and graduated from a small public high school just north of Manhattan. She earned her Bachelor’s at Yale and a Certificate of Acting from the Neighborhood Playhouse School, eventually moving to Los Angeles where, among other roles, she landed the long-recurring part of Nurse Shirley on NBC’s critically acclaimed series, ER.

Dinah’s memoir, Bigger than Life, was published in the American Lives Series at the University of Nebraska Press, and excerpted for the “Lives” column in The New York Times Sunday Magazine. Her memoir-in-essays, The Object Parade, was published by Counterpoint Press, and she co-edited Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction for W. W. Norton with the late Judith Kitchen.

Read on…

The Latest Draft

Consider the Prompt


To De-bag or Not

‘ER’ And the End of Nurse Shirley

Off the Shelf: How I Inhabit the Earth

Life Skills, LAUSD Style

The Graduate, Hovering

The Fires, Book Review


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