Issue #73, Memoir

Fall 2020

This issue celebrates stories of the self in the world. Writers find (or, at least, try to find) meaning in familiar as well as unimaginable moments—the loves, losses, and joys that define our lives.

Also in this issue: the seductive dangers of self-mythologizing, the memoir-in-pieces, tiny truths, and more.

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Table of Contents

What's the Story #73 Lee Gutkind
The Story of a Self Will Storr
The Kaleshion Jerald Walker
In the Beginning, In the End Abby Mims
Bloodlines and Bitter Syrup Will Bridges
The Afterdeath Jill Deasy
Weaponry of the Cold War Mary Beth Ellis
The Wolf and the Dog Megan Doney
Learn to Count Backwards While There Is Still Time Barbara Kristapopnis
The Memoir-In-Pieces Beth Kephart
Study Guide for Your Teenage Self Gabe Montesanti


Will Bridges

Will Bridges is a professor of Japanese literary studies at the University of Rochester. He is currently writing “Vivisection: A... read more

Lee Gutkind

Lee Gutkind, recognized by Vanity Fair as “the Godfather behind creative nonfiction,” is the founder and editor of Creative... read more

Beth Kephart

Beth Kephart is the award-winning author of thirty books and dozens of essays, an award-winning adjunct at the University of Pennsylvania,... read more

Abby Mims

Abby Mims’s work has appeared in the New York Times (Modern Love), Longreads, the Washington Post, Brevity, Ploughshares, and Nailed... read more

Gabe Montesanti

Gabe Montesanti has an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis and teaches creative writing at the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center... read more

Will Storr

Will Storr is an award-winning journalist and novelist whose work has appeared in the Guardian, Sunday Times, the New Yorker, and the New... read more

Jerald Walker

Jerald Walker is the author of The World in Flames: A Black Boyhood in a White Supremacist Doomsday Cult and Street Shadows: A Memoir of... read more