memoir

The Year My Mother Came Back by Alice Eve Cohen

Alice Eve Cohen reads four excerpts from her memoir, The Year My Mother Came Back, forthcoming in March from Algonquin Books.   The Year My Mother Came Back One day, my brilliant, beautiful, complicated mother appeared at my kitchen table, thirty-...

Lord Fear by Lucas Mann

Lucas Mann reads from his memoir, Lord Fear, forthcoming in May from Pantheon Books.  [NOTEBOOK, UNDATED, “THE MATTER OF THE DRUGS”]: Rules!!– ANY substance cannot be taken two days concurrently. I will keep it to twice per week, at least to start...

Visiting Hours by Amy Butcher

Amy Butcher reads from her debut memoir, Visiting Hours: A Memoir of Friendship and Murder, published in April by Blue Rider Press. As my car cuts across the countryside toward Kevin's prison, the sun like yolk across the fields, I try to tell...

Poor Your Soul by Mira Ptacin

Mira Ptacin reads an excerpt from her debut memoir, Poor Your Soul, published in January by Soho Press. Poor Your Soul I know some things. I know you set the backyard on fire. It was autumn. You were six years old. The oak leaves were dry and crispy...

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...

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