The Rumpus Sunday Book Review Supplement

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This week, Rumpus Books published reviews of a novel, a book of poetry, and a book about Donald Rumsfeld, as well as a survey of the stripper memoir, an interview with Sophia Raday, a remembrance of Frank McCourt, and an essay by Steve Almond. The Rumpus Review of By His Own Rules: The Ambitions, Successes, and Ultimate Failures of Donald Rumsfeld.

Tissue of Flesh and Light — A review of The Looking House by Fred Marchant.

A review of the novel The Age of Orphans by  Laleh Khadivi.

Also, be sure not to miss A Survey of the Stripper Memoir, The Rumpus Interview With Sophia Raday, a hilarious essay by Steve Almond on writing sex scenes, and a remembrance of Frank McCourt by one of his students.


Seth Fischer’s writing has twice been listed as notable in The Best American Essays and has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize by several publications, including Guernica. He was the founding Sunday editor at The Rumpus and is the current nonfiction editor at The Nervous Breakdown. He’s been awarded fellowships and residencies by Ucross, Lambda Literary, Jentel, Ragdale, and elsewhere, and he teaches at the UCLA-Extension Writer’s Program and Antioch University, where he received his MFA. More from this author →