Posts Tagged: addiction

Breathing into the Paper Bag: Talking with Jenny Valentish

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Jenny Valentish discusses her memoir, WOMEN OF SUBSTANCES.

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Writing Back to History: A Conversation with Kiese Laymon

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Kiese Laymon discusses his new memoir, HEAVY.

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Voices on Addiction: A Conversation with Kristi Coulter

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This world doesn’t have to like me. But it does have to reckon with me, with my humanity.

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Swinging Modern Sounds #89: In Praise of Tom Petty

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Because Petty was so prolific and so popular, the intense craftsmanship of his body of work has been hiding in plain sight.

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A Lumpy, Misshapen Book: Talking with Elissa Washuta

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Elissa Washuta discusses her chapbook, STARVATION MODE.

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A Séance of a Book: Talking with Allie Rowbottom

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Allie Rowbottom discusses her debut memoir, JELL-O GIRLS.

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Building the Muscle: A Conversation with Kristi Coulter

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Kristi Coulter discusses her debut essay collection, NOTHING GOOD CAN COME FROM THIS.

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How to Keep Calm and Carry On

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Your mind doesn’t play tricks on you. You play tricks on your mind.

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A Community of the People: Tommy Orange’s There There

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THERE THERE does not settle, it unsettles.

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Voices on Addiction: A Review of The Recovering

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As recovering addicts, we must love ourselves back to the source, love our shameful bits and decimations and not just our reconciliations and resurrections.

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Struggling toward Truth: Porochista Khakpour’s Sick

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Khakpour gathers courage, again and again, as she reaches into the most painful parts of her life, excavates them, and holds them up to the light.

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Coming Clean

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Intellectually, I know Gracie’s mom loves her and needs help. In practice, I just want my daughter safe.

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Being Human: A Conversation with Porochista Khakpour

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Porochista Khakpour discusses her new memoir, Sick, the difficulty of receiving good medical care, and the blessing of online community.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #138: Melissa Broder

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“We have what we need inside us already, it’s just a question of uncovering it, of remembering who we are again and again.”

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Splintered Doors

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This journey is ongoing. But I know this: my daughter will never have to break down a door.

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Discomfort, Desire, and Drugs: Talking with Ben Gwin

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Ben Gwin discusses his debut novel, Clean Time: The True Story of Ronald Regan Middleton, the book’s unique structure, and writing satire.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Melissa Broder

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Melissa Broder discusses her debut novel, The Pisces (Hogarth, May 2018), the importance of love between women, and mermaid sex.

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The Girl Next Door: Pot Docs and Loss on the California Coast

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[A]s with any documentary, every one of our stories eventually becomes a ghost story. On a long enough timeline, that is.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #131: Lisa Wells

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“I always feel like I’m starting over. I don’t know how I ever wrote a poem. I really do have that feeling.”

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