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Mary Gaitskill and the Art of Progressive Perversion

Prudes beware: Writer Mary Gaitskill—once called the “Downtown princess of darkness”—earned her nickname from the oftentimes “taboo” subject material showcased in her books: drug use, prostitution, sex work, and sadomasochism. But while her writing is indeed dark, it’s funny too; It’s her raw characters—and her utter nonjudgment of them as a narrator—that makes her work […]

Life Doesn’t Come in Chapters: TBI, Guilt, and Gratitude

Abigail Thomas’s books are glimpses of a well-lived life, each one containing scenes of wise, vivid prose that replicate the inconsistency of memory: “Life doesn’t arrange itself conveniently into chapters, not mine anyway,” writes Thomas about her writing process.”You can’t just slice it neatly into segments. My truth doesn’t travel in a straight line, it […]

SARK Recommends…

Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy (known by her pen name, SARK) is a prolific artist and writer of books made to awaken the playful child within all of us and to teach women how to heal from trauma and become their best selves. Anytime I feel creatively stagnant, I come back to her books for a […]