Amy Menken Nobile

Year:
1991
Major:
Communication Studies
Residence:
Hingham, Mass.
Career:
Author of I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids, I’d Trade My Husband for a Housekeeper, and Dirty Little Secrets from Otherwise Perfect Moms

From intern to instant success.

Albion allows you to find out who you are and where you’re supposed to be.

Amy always knew she wanted to create.

As a high school student, Amy gravitated toward anything to do with creativity. She wrote as often as she could, but she never really felt like she was coming into her own. She was looking for new experiences and a chance to break out, and when she heard about Albion’s New York Arts Program, she knew exactly where she was going to go to college.

At Albion, she found her creative outlet.

As soon as Amy stepped on campus, she felt like she was finally where she belonged. In her public speaking and creative writing classes, she learned the value of creativity—her original thoughts were always encouraged, appreciated, and celebrated. Through the New York Arts Program, she interned with The Late Show with David Letterman and Saturday Night Live. Thanks to these experiences, she was convinced that she could successfully express her creativity in a writing career.

And now, she’s sharing her story with the world.

Along with her friend and writing partner Trisha Ashworth, Amy is the author of I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids, I’d Trade My Husband for a Housekeeper, and Dirty Little Secrets from Otherwise Perfect Moms, and she has two more books in the works. In addition, two of her books are currently being developed into television shows. Together, she and Trisha have appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, Today, and Rachael Ray. It’s a path that began at Albion, and it’s taking Amy places she never imagined.

Take It Further: Visit Amy's blog; Communication Studies Department, English