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This book questions the boundaries between the real and the unreal in social media, intimacy, embodiedness, and ways deep diving into ourselves often leads us to increasingly strange and distant places. Beautifully written and incredibly nuanced, this debut collection is eerie, uncomfortable, and dreamy all at once. Ultimately Hodson’s project is an astonishing chronicle of intensity which reads as a wonderfully strange and rewarding experience. 

Tonight I'm Someone Else: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250170194
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - June 5th, 2018

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Alexander Chee’s essay collection is a gift. Some of these essays have been published before, but taken together they offer an incredibly honest inward look, not just into Chee's life, but frequently into my own. They hold up a mirror to my own worries and anger and fear, despite often describing a life not at all like mine. Encouraging readers to examine their own lives is one of the best gifts a writer can give, and I feel honored and lucky to have read this incredible collection.

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328764522
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Published: Mariner Books - April 17th, 2018

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As any reader of Tim Kreider's previous work will tell you, the political cartoonist-turned-essayist has practically cornered the market on highly-entertaining personal tales that are both weirdly intimate and intimately weird - and on extraordinarily accurate meditations on the world around us. In his newest collection, Kreider shares with us a trip he took aboard a circus train to Mexico, revisits a seminal academic study he took part in as a toddler, and provides the truest and most moving tribute to cat ownership I've ever read. 

I Wrote This Book Because I Love You: Essays Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781476738994
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 6th, 2018

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