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.
𝘌𝘷𝘰𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦, 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘱 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘰𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦.
I think this book had the longest time on my shelves, and nonfiction November was the perfect month to finally read it.
A collection of essays about love, motherhood, loss and life that was powerful and moving.
𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘪𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦: 𝘕𝘰𝘯-𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘚𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘔𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘪𝘳𝘴, 𝘌𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦.
𝗗𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘂𝗻𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗹𝘃𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮 𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲?