Virtual Paperback Launch: Make It Scream, Make It Burn by Leslie Jamison with Esmé Weijun Wang, Andre Perry, Gregory Pardlo and Lynn Steger Strong

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Virtual Paperback Launch: Make It Scream, Make It Burn by Leslie Jamison

 

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About the Book.

From the “astounding” (Entertainment Weekly), “spectacularly evocative” (The Atlantic), and “brilliant” (Los Angeles Times) author of the New York Times bestsellers The Recovering and The Empathy Exams comes a return to the essay form in this expansive book.

With the virtuosic synthesis of memoir, criticism, and journalism for which Leslie Jamison has been so widely acclaimed, the fourteen essays in Make It Scream, Make It Burn explore the oceanic depths of longing and the reverberations of obsession.

Among Jamison’s subjects are 52 Blue, deemed “the loneliest whale in the world”; the eerie past-life memories of children; the devoted citizens of an online world called Second Life; the haunted landscape of the Sri Lankan Civil War; and an entire museum dedicated to the relics of broken relationships. Jamison follows these examinations to more personal reckonings — with elusive men and ruptured romances, with marriage and maternity — in essays about eloping in Las Vegas, becoming a stepmother, and giving birth.

Often compared to Joan Didion and Susan Sontag, and widely considered one of the defining voices of her generation, Jamison interrogates her own life with the same nuance and rigor she brings to her subjects. The result is a provocative reminder of the joy and sustenance that can be found in the unlikeliest of circumstances.

Finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay
One of the fall’s most anticipated books: Time, Entertainment Weekly, O, Oprah Magazine, Boston Globe, Newsweek, Esquire, Seattle Times, Baltimore Sun, BuzzFeed, BookPage, The Millions, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Lit Hub, Women’s Day, AV Club, Nylon, Bustle, Goop, Goodreads, Book Riot, Yahoo! Lifestyle, Pacific Standard, The Week, and Romper.

 

 

About The Author.

Leslie Jamison is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Recovering and The Empathy Exams, and the novel The Gin Closet. She is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, and her work has appeared in publications including the AtlanticHarper’s, the New York Times Book Review, the Oxford American, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. She directs the graduate nonfiction program at Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn with her family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About The Panelists.

esme photo - credit matt gorrekEsmé Weijun Wang is a novelist and essayist. She is the author of the New York Times-bestselling essay collection, The Collected Schizophrenias (2019), for which she won the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize. Her debut novel, The Border of Paradise, was called a Best Book of 2016 by NPR and one of the 25 Best Novels of 2016 by Electric Literature. She was named by Granta as one of the “Best of Young American Novelists” in 2017 and won the Whiting Award in 2018. Born in the Midwest to Taiwanese parents, she lives in San Francisco, and can be found at esmewang.com and on Twitter @esmewang.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andre Perry-7Andre Perry is a writer and arts worker. His debut nonfiction book, Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now, was hailed by NPR as “extraordinary” and Foreword called him “a fresh American voice that demands to be heard.” He received his MFA from the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program and his work has appeared in The BelieverCatapultGranta, The Paris Review, Guernica, and other journals. He co-founded Iowa City’s Mission Creek Festival, a celebration of music and literature, as well as the multidisciplinary festival of creative process, Witching Hour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lynn Strong_select_sm.6371_R2 (1)Lynn Steger Strong is the author most recently of the novel WANT. Her fiction and non-fiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review, New York Magazine, LARB, and elsewhere. She teaches writing at Catapult and Columbia University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civitella Ranieri 2019
Gregory Pardlo‘s collection Digest (Four Way Books) won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Other honors include fellowships from the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center, the Guggenheim Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts for translation. His first poetry collection Totem won the APR/Honickman Prize in 2007. He is Poetry Editor of Virginia Quarterly Review and Director of the MFA program at Rutgers University-Camden. His most recent book is Air Traffic, a memoir in essays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 8:00pm
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Make It Scream, Make It Burn: Essays Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316259651
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 20th, 2020

Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781937512835
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - November 12th, 2019

The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978273
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Published: Graywolf Press - February 5th, 2019

Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525432210
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Published: Vintage - March 19th, 2019

Want: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250247544
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - July 7th, 2020