Author Archives: Gloria Garfunkel

About Gloria Garfunkel

Gloria Garfunkel has a Ph.D. in Psychology and Social Relations from Harvard University and was a psychotherapist for 35 years, listening to others' stories. She is now a writer of flash fiction and memoir, telling her own tales.

Pfeffering by Gloria Garfunkel

             Hermann Pfeffer’s greatest achievement was creating a brilliant accounting short-cut referred to by accountants the world over as Pfeffering. As a child, he had been a piano prodigy. As an adolescent, a chess prodigy. But he came from a … Continue reading

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Larry Orbach’s and Vivien Orbach-Smith’s “Young Lothar”: Reviewed by Gloria Garfunkel

My friend since middle-school, Vivien and I have much in common. We are both writers. We are both funny. We both have a strong moral compass and psychological insight. And we are both daughters of Holocaust survivors, terrified it could … Continue reading

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Evil Eyes by Gloria Garfunkel

  Once upon a time, in Woody Allen’s heyday, everyone was neurotic to different degrees. No one is neurotic anymore. You either have Attention Deficit or Bipolar Disorder, or maybe fall on the Autistic/Asperger’s Spectrum. You also might have once … Continue reading

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Parenting by Gloria Garfunkel

I look out the window and see a mother in her sari walking at dusk with her little son who is chattering away as she focuses all of her attention on a conversation with her red cell phone, ignoring her … Continue reading

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