In our morning reading: Natalka Burian on literary inspirations, new Lincoln Michel fiction, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Carlos Fonseca, Jeff Rosenstock Interviewed, Alden Jones, Frances Cha on Writing, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Carlos Fonseca’s new novel, interviews with Alden Jones and Frances Cha, and more.
“The Wanting Was a Wilderness”: A Trail Guide For the Memoirist
From the moment Cheryl Strayed picks up her only remaining hiking boot, chucks it off the side of a ridge and continues her trek up the 2,653-mile-long Pacific Crest Trail, Strayed has any reader with a sense of adventure hooked into her best-selling memoir, Wild.
(Am I doing this whole book review thing right by first talking about a completely different book than the one I’m reviewing? Yes, in this case:)
Morning Bites: John Giorno’s Memoir, Alden Jones, Greg Mania’s Playlist, Megan Hunter, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on books by John Giorno and Megan Hunter, a playlist from Greg Mania, and more.
Young and Adrift: A Review of Alden Jones’s “Unaccompanied Minors”
Unaccompanied Minors by Alden Jones (New American Press; 168 p.) In the 1980s, I went to an East Coast boarding school that was made notorious by a gang-rape of a drunk girl by a group of boys, a few years before I attended. It happened in the dorms after lights-out, and dozens of kids who weren’t participants knew about it and did nothing, including an eventual friend of mine. He was 14, terrified, and hid under his bed. As a […]