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What’s the Story #75"One of my reasons for starting Creative Nonfiction was to make the genre seem more legitimate and to secure its place on serious bookshelves"
Wait TimesSlipping through the cracks in the emergency room
Issue 75 / Issue 56
Black Is the BodyBlack? Brown? African American? When your children inhabit a world you could never have imagined
Issue 75 / Issue 55
Patricia Hampl on what makes a memoirist“My fundamental instinct remains a sense of wonder, a luminous amazement at existence”
Sheri Fink on blending science and narrative"I feel like I bring that same investigative approach that I did to the lab to investigative journalism."
Cheryl Strayed & Elissa Bassist on how they measure success“Humility is about moving forward, doing the work, seeing what comes after you put the time in”
Erik Larson on the joys of digging through archives"You never know what you’re going to find in the next folder."
Leslie Jamison on the usefulness of cliché“When experiences are common—universal, even—you can still find language for them that illuminates them in a new way”
Elizabeth Kolbert on the terror of being at the mercy of events“Telling people what to do is beyond my purview. My obligation is to report on what is”
Dave Eggers on the importance of talking to strangers"I interview the driver every time I get in a taxi, and it always yields interesting results"