The Pleasure of Aging: Willard Spiegelman’s Senior Moments

By Glen Roven I first met Willard Spiegelman in Los Angeles when he accompanied me on my many interminable drives …

The Bygone Beau Monde of Beer Money

By Jennifer Kaplan Frances Stroh’s memoir Beer Money: A Memoir of Privilege and Loss details the hijinks of the indulgent …

How to Fall in Love with a Love Story

Katy Hershberger reviews Mandy Len Catron’s essay collection, "How to Fall in Love with Anyone."

Growing Up Gay in Backwoods Mississippi: Nick White’s How to Survive a Summer

When Will Dillard was 15, his Preacher father caught him pleasuring himself with a candle in their Baptist Church. “He …

Women Without Men Without Women

By Zoë Hu Seeing no alternative, a woman plants herself in her family’s courtyard and sprouts into a tree, begging …

Writing Reptiles: Qiu Miaojin’s Notes of a Crocodile

The crocodile of Taiwanese writer Qiu Miaojin’s recently translated first novel Notes of a Crocodile is and is not a …

What’s it Like to be a Famous Actor? (Feat. Birds)

By Ryan McIlvain With Odd Birds, Ian Harding’s delightful short memoir on bird watching and being famous — a pair …