Category Archives: Accepting apologies

God give me one funny moment. For revenge

SorryWatch just read The Last Black Unicorn, by Tiffany Haddish. Loved it. She published it through Book In a Box, a company started by Tucker Max, an author, speaker, and professional drunken bro. The company helps people publish books. SorryWatch … Continue reading

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Raising a kid with low expectations

Sometimes an apology fails rational criteria and yet manages to do the job. SorryWatch was reading Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen‘s excellent autobiography, and came across such a case. As described in the book, Springsteen’s father was a hard man … Continue reading

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But you’re my mother

In Nadja Spiegelman‘s memoir, I’m Supposed to Protect You from All This, she recounts a curious episode from her youth. (SorryWatch is focusing on apology here and will leave aside our admiration for the work of the writer’s parents, Françoise … Continue reading

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Why Won’t You Apologize? (At least for the DAMN BANANAS?)

Psychologist Harriet Lerner, who wrote the landmark Dance of Anger, praised as “one of the first books written about women’s anger,” has a new book out. SorryWatch read Why Won’t You Apologize?: Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts with interest, … Continue reading

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Don’t we need a nice apology story right now?

I  think we do. Thanks to SorryWatch’s Senior Starbucks Correspondent Ernie for sharing this one, via ABC News. (Warning: Video autoplay at the link.) Mise-en-scène: Andrew Richardson, 20, is staffing the Starbucks drive-through window in Bishop, CA. A lady buys several … Continue reading

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Oh sure, you WON IT, but I have complaints

After the second round of the Australian Open, after playing Lucie Safarova, Serena Williams took questions from reporters. The first ‘question came from a reporter who favored her with his evaluation: “Congrats on the win. But it looked a little … Continue reading

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I saw what you did, lady

Hot summer afternoon in North Carolina. Rebecca Landis Hayes went to the grocery store. She spotted a parking space reserved for veterans, and pulled into it. She was just going to run in quickly, and it was hot. So she … Continue reading

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Is that how you protect children from families?

A wedding was held at the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, Ohio. During picture-taking, the bride’s sister stepped away to nurse her baby. With her breasts. History shows we can’t have that!

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At last

Hugo Solano was killed by a violent teenager. Left behind were his wife Ana Solano and their two children. When the teenager, Juan Martin Garcia, was on trial Ana Solano was asked what sentence she thought he should get.

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a sweet apology, 51 years later

The New York Times’s John Leland has a neat little story in today’s paper about a prosecutor apologizing to a defendant…a half-century after the prosecutor won his case. 

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