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Maybe It’s Enough to Write It Down: Lauren Hough Interviewed by Greg Mania
Leaving Isn't The Hardest Thing by Lauren Hough

A collection of essays about leaving a cult, joining the air force, being homeless, coming out, and finding your way to yourself through words.

Maybe It’s Enough to Write It Down: Lauren Hough Interviewed by Greg Mania
Leaving Isn't The Hardest Thing by Lauren Hough

A collection of essays about leaving a cult, joining the air force, being homeless, coming out, and finding your way to yourself through words.

Making Art Out of Dead Things by Lilly Dancyger
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Excerpted from the memoir, Negative Space

A Prayer for Another World by Hari Ziyad
Black Boy Out Of Time

An excerpt from their memoir about being one of nineteen children, raised by a Hindu Hare Kṛṣṇa mother and Muslim father, growing up queer and Black in Cleveland, Ohio.

Freedom and Redemption: Nina Renata Aron Interviewed by Rebecca Schuh
Good Morning0 R

A memoir about breaking up with an idea of love.

Back in the USSR from Red Wave: An American in the Soviet Music Underground by Joanna Stingray & Madison Stingray
Boris Joanna

Like John Lennon and Jim Hendrix, Joanna Stingray has an FBI file. In 1984, the 24-year-old Angeleno accompanied her sister on a state-sanctioned tour to Leningrad and secretly met Boris Grebenshchikov, a star in the Soviet music underground.

To Decode Current Suffering: Claire Cronin Interviewed by Jasmine Dreame Wagner
Blue Light Of The Screen by Claire Cronin

An account of a life-long haunting that is part memoir, part ghost story, and part critical theory.

Unreliable Narrators: A Conversation by Amy Berkowitz & Amy Long
Amy Berkowitz & Amy Long

Books that expand the chronic pain canon.

Jessica J. Lee’s Two Trees Make a Forest Reviewed by Rachel Heng
Two Trees4

A moving treatise on how to look closely and see truthfully while unearthing a family history in Taiwan.

Metabolizing Everything Through Humor: Greg Mania Interviewed by Kristen Arnett
Greg Mania

How a collection of funny stories became a memoir about coming out, partying hard, and committing to the kid’s menu.

Gender is Not a Contest Anyone Can Win: Cooper Lee Bombardier Interviewed by Sophia Shalmiyev
Pass With Care 8

On inheriting queer lineage, finding belonging, and imagining new possibilities.

No Longer the Victim, I am the Threat: Alisson Wood Interviewed by Michele Filgate
Being Lolita by Alisson Wood

On surviving sexual assault and how telling stories can empower us.

It’s Not Going to Go the Way You Think: Emerson Whitney Interviewed by Greg Mania
Bomb Heaven Green

On writing felt-sense memories, attending philosophy camp, and the ever-changing nature of language.

Get Out of That Pain: Tori Amos Interviewed by Joe Vallese
Tori Amos

The musician on her new memoir, how the muses showed up to help her write about grief, and the power of creativity during pandemic times.

A Collision of Hurt, Distress, and Hope: Paul Lisicky Interviewed by Yvonne Conza
Paul Lisicky, Later, 2020

On writing a memoir about living in Provincetown during the AIDS crisis.

Departing from the Template: McKenzie Wark Interviewed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
Reverse Cowgirl Purple

The writer on the fiction of autobiography, drugs as a gateway to gender euphoria, and trans writing that remakes the world.

Amnesia is (Almost) a Luxury: Marcelo Hernandez Castillo Interviewed by Nathan Osorio
Children Of The Land4

On writing a memoir about the undocumented immigrant experience.

Moment to Moment: Cameron Dezen Hammon Interviewed by Sarah Hepola
This Is My Body

The writer on her memoir about complications with the church, navigating romantic longing, and doing things on her terms.

Cathy Park Hong by Ken Chen
Minor Feelings Mockup

The poet’s new collection of essays, Minor Feelings, threads intense friendships, “bad” English, and standup comedy into a meditation on the Asian-American experience.

Not Your Well-Behaved Good Gay: Sara Quin Interviewed by Sarah Neilson
High School

The writer and musician on queer representation, empathy for our younger selves, and music for our feelings.

Intention and Chance by Joey Perr
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A selection of pages from Hands Up, Herbie!, a graphic biography of the artist and educator Herb Perr.

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