Weekend Rumpus Roundup


In “Hunting For The Little Prince,” Sigal Samuel invites us to tag along as she pursues the real-life inspiration for the blonde-haired protagonist of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s famous children’s book. No spoilers, but this particular missing person search ends happily.

Then, in the Sunday Essay, Rob Roberge tackles his demons and the continuing fallout from 20 years of substance abuse. Roberge admits that:

Still, despite shame over these actions, I am not ashamed, at the core, of being a drunk… On the other hand, I’ve come to realize I am ashamed about having a mental illness.

Through this intimate depiction of the incredible challenges that face addicts diagnosed with co-occurring bipolar disorder, we come to understand what true reconciliation looks like.

Read more of Max Gray at Big City Sasquatch or follow him on Twitter @City_Sasquatch. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Encounters, Mount Hope, Conte, tNY.press, and English Kills Review. He co-hosts the etymology podcast Words For Dinner and is a graduate of the Rutgers-Newark MFA program. More from this author →