Skip to main content
Mischief and Metaphors Book by Eileen Cunniffe

Eileen Cunniffe

Mischief & Metaphors

This collection of essays–both introspective and amusing–documents and examines moments small and large, some of which could only be understood long after they occurred. Taken together, they are an attempt (essai) at finding patterns and meaning, tugging on threads of memory, and looking at life as a work in progress. The cast of characters in these pages includes family members, friends, and co-workers; but also butter, baseball, birds, and assorted articles of clothing. The essays, which range from short reflections to narratives that span many years, are complemented by artwork created by Rose Marie Cunniffe, the author’s mother.

Buy Online at Shanti ArtsBuy Online at
Eileen Cunniffe with her mother Rose Marie Cunniffe

Latest News & Events



A New Essay in Cutleaf Journal: “The Last Picture Show”

I am delighted to have a new essay out in the world, one that celebrates…

My Travel Writing Course Fall 2023

I am thrilled to be teaching a 4-week course through Main Line School Night this…

Shout Out in “Superstition Review”

"Mischief & Metaphors" was featured in a post on May 3 in Superstition Review, a…