Until Death


There’s a piece of writing advice that tritely insists that great pain makes for great writing. In reality, it often takes years to find the words for a painful event, and even then there is the nagging insufficiency of words and the threat of ego that comes with writing one’s own pain. For BuzzFeed Books, Robin Wasserman confronts these problems head-on, not only writing about her best friend’s death, but also telling us exactly “what it’s like to write about your best friend’s death.”

Theodora Messalas is a New York-based writer and editor who could easily be talked into going to grad school. More from this author →