When Amber Tozer was 13, she and her best friend crawled out a window, met two boys at the tennis courts, and passed around a bottle of bourbon until Tozer felt like a superhero.
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Review: Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget by Sarah Hepola
“How did we get home last night? Do you have any idea what happened to my jeans? Why is there a corn dog in my bed?”
Review: Same Time Next Week — True Stories of Working Through Mental Illness, edited by Lee Gutkind
OCD constitutes more than a tendency to organize meticulously your email folders, or always put the remote in the same place on the table.
Review: Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
Dunham’s new memoir, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned” (Random House, 2014), is equal parts horrifying and hilarious.
Review: Never Can Say Goodbye – Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York, edited by Sari Botton
If you’ve ever been pick-pocketed by a junkie, or roomed with an artist who painted with his own blood and semen, or watched two rats fight over human feces, then I have a must-read for you.
Review: True Stories, Well Told – from the first 20 years of Creative Nonfiction Magazine, edited by Lee Gutkind and Hattie Fletcher
“Creative nonfiction is tremendously flexible…. There aren’t many rules around here.” The collection that followed held true to those words…
Review: Southern Sin — True Stories of the Sultry South & Women Behaving Badly, edited by Lee Gutkind and Beth Ann Fennelly
The anthology, born from a themed issue of Creative Nonfiction magazine, contains 23 pieces, mostly essays, mostly smart and relatable, mostly written by bold and brave women.
Missing Memories and Underpants by Jules Barrueco
My dad did not remember; my sister did not believe me. It was not the fuzzy family moment I was expecting.