Posts Tagged: therapy

America Again feature

America Again


I felt urgently that it was the moment to tell the story of what I’ve learned about American music—or maybe about being an American. ...more


The Rumpus Interview with Max Ritvo


Max Ritvo passed away on August 23, 2016. Earlier this summer, he spoke with Sarah Blake about his debut collection Four Reincarnations, writing with and about cancer, and how language is a game. ...more

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The Storming Bohemian Punks the Muse #5: Vulcan Mind Meld, Anyone?


Your Storming Bohemian is emphatically a child of the early 70s. At fifteen, I lived in a hippie commune under the guidance of an eccentric psychologist, later diagnosed as bipolar. All I knew is, he was hella fun. Dr. Bill wasn’t the sort to make a fuss about school attendance, regular hours, pot smoking, or style of dress (or undress, for that matter).


state facts feature

Rumpus Original Fiction: State Facts for the New Age


“I’m a shock absorber for tragedy,” I say, not really knowing what I mean. “Maybe I should just move to Hawaii. I hear that’s a happy place to live.” ...more

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Albums of Our Lives: My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade


The summer before my final year at college, my fear started to manifest as an anxiety disorder specializing in sickness and disease. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Sara Benincasa


Comedian Sara Benincasa opens up about her latest book Real Artists Have Day Jobs, adjusting to success, Venn-diagramming love, and the loss of Morley Safer. ...more


The Rumpus Interview with Jamie Brickhouse


Jamie Brickhouse discusses Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze, Sex, and My Mother, a memoir that chronicles his intimate, near-fatal journey through alcoholism, and living HIV positive. ...more


The Rumpus Interview with Garrard Conley


Garrard Conley, author of the new memoir Boy Erased, discusses growing up in the deep South, mothers, writing for change, and political delusions. ...more

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Jensen Beach


The Rumpus Book Club chats with Jensen Beach about his short story collection Swallowed by the Cold, suburbia in Sweden, quiet racism, and writing a series of connected short stories. ...more

Zoe Zolbrod

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Zoe Zolbrod


The Rumpus Book Club chats with Zoe Zolbrod about her new book The Telling, pushing against victim narratives, how the conversation surrounding sexual abuse has evolved, and the melding of research with memoir. ...more

Frigid feature



My first gynecologist tells me that my vagina is on the smaller side of the normal range. I use this as a justification for why, at eighteen, I still can’t get a tampon in more than a quarter of an inch past my hymen. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Dean Koontz


Dean Koontz talks about his newest novel, Ashley Bell, overcoming self-doubt, and “what this incredibly beautiful language of ours allows you to do.” ...more


The Rumpus Interview with Susan Shapiro


Susan Shapiro discusses her latest novel, What’s Never Said, her Instant Gratification Takes Too Long teaching method, and new anti-dating rules between faculty and students at universities such as Harvard and Yale. ...more

Amy Winehouse death

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Queen of Decay


I wish it had been: Amy was a brilliant and tortured artist. Lets explore her brilliance. Let’s watch her perform. ...more