Hoge, Hilary 1954–

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Hoge, Hilary 1954–

PERSONAL: Born June 26, 1954, in Washington, DC; daughter of Benjamin (a defense analyst) and Virginia (a homemaker; maiden name, Whittle) Hoge. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Dartmouth College, B.A., 1976; University of Virginia, M.D., 1984; Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis, graduated, 2003. Hobbies and other interests: Classical music, hiking in the White Mountains.

ADDRESSES: Home—185 School St., Milton, MA 02186. Office—1680-A Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02246. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Harvard University Medical School, Boston, MA, resident in psychiatry, 1988; psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice, Brookline, MA, 1988–. Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, violinist.

WRITINGS:

Women's Stories of Divorce at Childbirth: When the Baby Rocks the Cradle, Haworth Press (Binghamton, NY), 2002.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Short stories.

SIDELIGHTS: Hilary Hoge told CA: "My primary motivation for writing is to communicate my experience as a psychotherapist to an audience that may include other therapists as well as interested non-professionals. After working with many individuals suffering the aftermath of divorce, I chose this subject to write about, as I realized that the current literature fails to address how traumatic divorce may be when it is unilaterally conceived and imposed.

"I also find that writing helps me clarify my thinking, and it helps me articulate what Christopher Bollas calls the 'unthought known.' Although I've never attempted such a thing, I imagine that I write like a sculptor works with stone—I start with an unorganized block of words, and then gradually chisel and reshape them until I find what I am looking for."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Sex Roles: Journal of Research, July, 2003, Misty K. Hook, review of Women's Stories of Divorce at Childbirth: When the Baby Rocks the Cradle, p. 91.