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The Unspeakable by Meghan Daum

Meghan Daum reads two excerpts from her essay collection The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion, forthcoming in November from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.  From the Introduction For more than twenty years now I have been making something of...

So Sad Today by Melissa Broder

Melissa Broder reads an excerpt from her essay collection, So Sad Today, published in March by Grand Central Publishing.I Want To Be a Whole Person But Really ThinI am an eater of numbers. I prefer packaged foods, foods with a bar code, because they...

Am I Alone Here? by Peter Orner

Peter Orner reads “Upper Moose Lake, 1990,” from his new essay collection, Am I Alone Here?, published in November by Catapult.   Upper Moose Lake, 1990 I’m twenty-two, I’m drunk, I’m in a canoe. The Boundary Waters of northern Minnesota: Midwestern...

Abandon Me by Melissa Febos

Melissa Febos reads from her new essay collection, Abandon Me, published on February 28 by Bloomsbury. Call My Name When I was seven, my sea captain father at sea, my mother a strobing lighthouse of missing, I stood alone in my bedroom, renaming...

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