Saloma Miller Furlong
Author and Speaker

Media Events for

Why I Left the Amish


Why I Left the Amish was a Finalist for the 2011

Forward Reviews “Book of the Year Award” (BOTYA).




Television Appearances:

Photo by Tim Cragg

See my appearance on American Experience

Appearence on Weekend Sunrise, Sydney Australia on April 13, 2013

Appearance on MassAppeal, with in Springfield, Massachusetts on August 22, 2011

Appearance on Connecting Point, with WGBY in Springfield, Massachusetts on February 28, 2012


Radio Podcasts:

“The Upside of Quitting” on Freakonomics Radio (Here is an MP3 of the portion of Freakonomics Radio that contains my interview)

"The Point" with Mindy Todd on WGBH in Woods Hole, Massachusetts on September 2, 2011

Culture Shocks With Barry Lynn of Americans United (for Separation of Church and State) broadcast on February 22, 2012

9 o’clock Show with Bill Newman on WHMP in Northampton, Massachusetts on March 23, 2011

Smart Talk with Scott Lamar on Witf Radio: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania broadcast on March 20, 2012. (My interview is the second half of this show).

Just a few with Clarice Drew” on Public Reality Radio in Grand Rapids, Michigan, broadcast on November 16, 2011. (Part 2)

Just a Few with Clarice Drew” on Public Reality Radio in Grand Rapids, Michigan, broadcast on November 2, 2011. (Part 1)

Amish Wisdom with Suzanne Woods Fisher on TOGINET Radio broadcast on March 22, 2012

"The Next Frontier" with Anne Barbano on WOMM-LP 105.9 FM Burlington on June 7, 2012


Articles and Reviews


Somma, Ann Marie. Hartford Faith and Values "'Why I Left the Amish' Author to Speak in Connecticut"; Harford, Conn. September 20, 2012

Burns, Heather. Seven Mile Times "Not Goin' Buggy no More": Avalon and Stone Harbor, New Jersey; July 2012.

Gilbert, Sara. Rockland County Times "Author of 'Why I Left the Amish' Speaks in Haverstraw": Nanuet, New York; June 14, 2012.

Crumm, David. ReadtheSpirit “Interview: Saloma Furlong on Amish Life and Finding Grace”: Online; May 16, 2012.

Crumm, David. ReadtheSpirit “Discovering Amish Culture, Grace and Good Food”: Online; May 14, 2012.

Kolker, Jeanne. Wisconsin State Journal “Truth about Amish Culture”: Madison, Wisconsin; May 7, 2012.

Bedford, Stephanie. The Cap Times “Author of Haunting ‘Why I Left the Amish’ Here May 8”: Madison, Wisconsin; May 3, 2012.

Kimmerle, Lynn. The Stonington Patch “Why I Left the Amish by Saloma Furlong”: Stonington, Connecticut; May 3, 2012.

Fate, Kay. Austin Post-Bulletin “Departure from Amish Community Gains Amish Woman Freedom, Nostalgia”: Rochester, Minnesota.

Johnson, Tim. The Burlington Free Press “Former Vermont Woman Describes her LIfe with Amish”: Burlington, Vermont; March 10, 2012.

Garrett, Lynn. Publisher’s Weekly “Publisher Looking for a Sales Bump from an Amish Moment”: New York, New York; February 29, 2012.

Crumm, David. ReadtheSpirit “PBS ‘Amish’ Proves the Truth is neither Plain nor Simple”:; February 27, 2012.

Wilson, Suzanne. The Daily Hampshire Gazette “Local Woman’s Amish Experience Part of PBS Documentary”: Northampton, Mass; February 25, 2012.

Owen, Paula J.  Worcester Telegram and Gazette “Amish Life Stirs Admiration, Angst”: Worcester, Mass: February 24, 2012.

Tammeus, Bill. Bill's "Faith Matters" Blog "A Distressing Amish Story": February 21, 2012.

Urban, Cori. Springfield Republican “Saloma Miller Furlong of Sunderland to Tell her Story of Leaving the Amish in ‘American Experience’ Documentary”: Springfield, Mass: February 1, 2012.

Deschler, Marlene. Spring Grove Herald "Former Amish Member to Share her Story at Spring Grove": Spring Grove, Minn; October 4, 2011.

Weschler, Laraine. The Citizen’s News “Author to tell her tale at the Whittemore Library”: Naugatuck, New Jersey: August 26, 2011.

Higgins, Laurie. The Cape Codder “Dispelling the Myths”: Cape Cod, Massachusetts: September 9 - 15, 2011.

Nagurney, Amanda. Naugatuck Patch “Author of ‘Why I Left the Amish’ to Speak at the Whittemore Library”:, Naugatuck, New Jersey: August 3, 2011.

Gill, Stacey. The Montclair Patch “Why One Woman Left the Amish”: Montclair, New Jersey: May 29, 2011.

Anderson, Pat. The Hunterdon Review “‘Why I Left the Amish’ author visits again”: Lebanon Township, New Jersey;  March 10, 1011.

Wilson, Suzanne. The Daily Hampshire Gazette “A Conversation with Saloma Furlong, Author of “Why I Left the Amish”: Northampton, Mass; February 17, 2011.

The Shelburne News, “Author returns Shelburne  with published memoir in hand”: Shelburne, Vermont; February 9, 2011.

Kimmerle, Lynn. New Jersey Hills “‘Why I Left the Amish’ sheds new life on Amish life”: Chester, New Jersey; February 4, 2011.

Harrison, Margot. Seven Days “A Former Vermonter tells Readers ‘Why I Left the Amish’”: Burlington, Vermont; January, 19, 2011

Urban, Cori. Springfield RepublicanSaloma Miller Furlong looks at former Amish life in book”: Springfield, Mass; January 8, 2011.

Online Interviews:

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