Issue 60 / Summer 2016
The good, the bad, and the biting truth
In this issue, we’re taking a look through the rear-view mirror at childhood—and, in the process, examining how it shapes us into our adult selves. The writers featured in Creative Nonfiction #60 recount formative childhood experiences that leave indelible memories: stomping through a snowstorm to Sunday mass; discovering a dead body in the woods; touring beautiful homes they’ll never live in; or trying, desperately, to dance their way to junior high popularity. Here we have kid-dom in all its messy glory: the good, the bad, and the biting truth.
Plus, fifteen contemporary nonfiction authors discuss the books that made them writers; how to write about your kids without messing them up (too much); the link between addiction memoirs and coming-of-age stories; Tiny Truths; and more.
Randon Billings Noble
Beth Ann Fennelly
Kristi Murray Costello
Brendan M. Collins
Brenda Miller and Julie Marie Wade
Kenneth R. Rosen
Get ready for a new world
Finding inspiration in the world around us
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