Funny, edgy, and introspective, Chloe Caldwell finds a natural groove on the self-reflective side of confessional essay writing. She creates herself as a character caught between 20 and 30: a rocky stretch of years complicated by addiction, dire financial straits, and uncertainty about the future. Although it’s the kind of book I’d be most likely share with a reader of that age, I really enjoyed Caldwell’s confidence with her form and her intimate, exquisite observations of friendship.
She reads at San Francisco’s Green Apple Books on December 12, and I’ll be there! Website.
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