Every day you have to abandon your past or accept it, and then, if you cannot accept it, you become a sculptor. ...more
I’m trying to move into my Ina Garten years. Hydrangeas. Cocktails. Let’s see if I can fall into that sometime this decade. Want to come? ...more
Amy Long discusses her debut book, CODEPENDENCE.
Tags: addiction, Amy Long, Andrea Anderson, Bluets, Brian Foreman, chronic pain, Codependence, debut memoir, depression, disability, disabled, drug abuse, drugs, emotional abuse, essay collection, essays, Haley Sherif, Kate Nicholson, Kirsten Gillibrand, Maia Szalavitz, memoir, Michael Schatman, online activism, opioid crisis, opioid epidemic, opioids, Pain Management, recovery, relapse, Social Media, Stefan Kertesz, substance use disorder, Terri Lewis, twitter, withdrawal
Samantha Irby discusses her new essay collection, WOW, NO THANK YOU.
Tags: anxiety, bodies, essay collection, essays, gay, Haley Sherif, humor, humor writing, LGBTQ, Meaty, Mental Health, queer, Samantha Irby, Self Care, Shrill, therapy, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, women's bodies, Wow No Thank You, writing humor
“Working with words is a quest, not blind, but in the darkness.”
Tags: Alejandro Zambra, Anne Carson, Chile, debut collection, embarrassment, first book, Haley Sherif, Humiliation, Intimacy, Megan McDowell, Nox, Paulina Flores, shame, short stories, South American, stories, story collection, Tarkovsky, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, translation
Augusten Burroughs discusses his new memoir, TOIL & TROUBLE.
Tags: alcoholism, animals, Animals in Translation, Augusten Burroughs, dogs, Dry, Haley Sherif, LGBTQ, Lust & Wonder, Lust and Wonder, magic, memoir, mental illness, mothers, mothers and sons, narcissist, nonfiction, on monsters, queer, recovery, Running with Scissors, Sellevision, Sensory Processing Disorder, sobriety, Temple Grandin, This Is How, Toil & Trouble, Toil and Trouble, witch, witchcraft, witches
Michele Filgate discusses her forthcoming anthology, WHAT MY MOTHER AND I DON’T TALK ABOUT.
Tags: #metoo, Alexander Chee, Andre Aciman, Angela Flournoy, anthology, Bernice L. McFadden, Brandon Taylor, carmen maria machado, Cathi Hanauer, child abuse, child molestation, community, Dylan Landis, editing, elizabeth gilbert, family, Julianna Baggott, Kiese Laymon, Leslie Jamison, Literary Community, Longreads, Lynn Steger Strong, Melissa Febos, Michele Filgate, motherhood, mothers, mothers and daughters, mothers and sons, Nayomi Munaweera, Sari Botton, sexual abuse, teaching, teaching writing, therapy, What My Mother and I Don't Talk About, What My Mother and I Don't Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence
Chloe Aridjis discusses her forthcoming novel, SEA MONSTERS.
Tags: adolescence, Alain-Fournier, Ann Quin, Asunder, beach, berlin, Book of Clouds, catapult, Chloe Aridjis, climate change, daughters, environmental crisis, fathers and daughters, female friendship, Haley Sherif, Joseph Roth, mermaids, merman, Mexico, Oaxaca, ocean, parents, place, Sea Monsters, setting, shipwrecks, teenagers, The Tempest