Category Archives: Memoir


Away With Dusty, or Room 2: The Story Suite

In the last leg of Timothy Braun’s road trip with his dog Dusty, the pair cross the Rocky Mountains, meet a rock star in yuppified Boulder, choose love over ghosts and celebrate with a bone-shaped cake. Also starring Spider-Man, Haruki Murakami, Thurston Moore, and a horse named Katy. Continue reading

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Bring It on Home: A Hostile Household, An Overweight Kid, and Led Zeppelin on the Wollensak

A kid in 1970s Long Island battles a weight problem and a troubled family Continue reading

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Entering the Viewing Room

As Cindy Lamothe remembers her brother Jay in this heartfelt memoir, she delves into the contents of his wallet to unravel the fragments of his life. Continue reading

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They Never Laid A Hand On Me

“A few weeks ago I went on vacation to Delaware. To swim and laugh and fight with my crazy as hell family. We ate barbecued chicken. We got sunburned. We threatened to kill one another over a game of cards…” Continue reading

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The 12 People You Meet at a Babymetal Concert

Japanese pop metal threesome Babymetal must be seen and heard to be believed. Last year, they took the world by storm, with single and viral video “Gimme Chocolate!!” and just recently completed their first whirlwind world tour, which included opening slots for Lady GaGa. Veteran So-Cal punk author Jim Ruland talked his indulgent wife into attending Babymetal’s first U.S. show, which was full of surprises. Continue reading

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Cat-Calling Grandma: Age, Anger, and Lust

Things take a strange turn on Community Day in small-town America Continue reading

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Slamming the Screen Door: Dispatches from a Summer Unplugged, Vol. 3

Whitney Collins posts her final dispatch from a summer free of iPhones, TVs, laptops, iPads, and other devices on which you are reading this. Continue reading

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