Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #27: True Stories


These are extraordinary stories, exceptionally well-told. In a world where too many storytellers don’t tell truths, these writers do. Each one of these authors is steadfast and loyal, fierce and open, generous and unflinching. Their works deeply satisfy. Every story here made me consider my own life more carefully and inspired me to tell my own truths more deeply—on and off the page.

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  1. Panthers In The Hole by Bruno Cénou, David Cénou, and Olivia Taylor Smith (Translator)
  2. Boy Erased: A Memoir by Garrard Conley
  3. The Telling by Zoe Zolbrod
  4. Mot by Sarah Einstein
  5. The Jaguar Man by Lara Naughton
  6. Life without a Recipe by Diana Abu-Jaber
  7. Temperance Creek by Pamela Royes


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Anna March’s writing appears regularly in Salon and here at the Rumpus and her work has been widely published including in The New York Times' Modern Love Column, New York Magazine, VQR, Hip Mama and Tin House. Her essay collection, Feminist Killjoy, and novel, The Diary of Suzanne Frank, are both forthcoming and she is at work on two new books. She teaches writing workshops, mentors writers, is active in promoting literary community and is the co-founder of LITFOLKS in LA and DC. She lives in Rehoboth Beach and Los Angeles. Sometimes she has pink hair. Follow her on Twitter @ANNAMARCH or learn more about her at ANNAMARCH.COM. More from this author →