About the Author


In INTIMATE RELATIONS, Davida Rosenblum describes her life, those of her intimate family members and her immigrant relatives with humor, honesty and empathy, enlivened by her own original and often quirky perceptions. Davida Rosenblum began chronicling her life in 1978 at the age of fifty-one and has continued to do so over the next thirty years. In the course of her long life, Ms Rosenblum has been a pianist and piano instructor, folk and lieder singer, Bed&Breakfast agency head, speech pathologist, college professor and writer (RELATIVES: The Dial Press; The Old in One Another’s Arms: New York Times Sunday Magazine; several essays in The Westsider) and concurrent with these, wife to a remarkable man, and the mother of two. In 1948, at the age of twenty-one, she married Ralph Rosenblum, the late film editor, director and Columbia University Professor of Film. Their union lasted for forty-seven colorful, challenging years. Their children are Emily, a psychotherapist, and Paul, a software trainer. Following Ralph’s death, the author reconnected with her first lover and spent the next six life-affirming years with him until his death from lymphoma in 2001. Three years later, she left New York City, where she had spent most of her life, and impulsively bought and refurbished a dilapidated house in Beverly, Massachusetts, where she now happily nests.