Simon & Schuster




A playwright with a searing voice, Sarah Ruhl excels at putting striking ideas into simple forms that vibrate with power and energy.

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Review of ‘Smile’

“In fairy tale logic, you must trade something for something you desire,” writes Sarah Ruhl. “By this logic, I traded my face for my children. And it was a fair trade.” This is just one of the many arresting sentences in Ruhl’s new memoir, Smile: The Story of a Face, which details…

Interview with Sarah Ruhl

A playwright with an incredible eye for detail and a searing voice shares her own story of motherhood and facial paralysis.

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