The New York Review of Books gave Works Cited a Starred Review: “Tracing his reading life from A to Z, Schrand’s second memoir is a self-deprecating and hilarious look at the transition, not always successful, of one Gen Xer from boy to man.”
In the last issue of Brevity, Joe Wilkins and I published an interview on memoir, form, and experimentation. Joe’s memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers is a bare-knuckled, beautiful read, and happens to be written in fragments. Check it out. http://brevitymag.com/craft-essays/on-form-and-experimentation/
While Works Cited doesn’t officially release until March 1st, you can order a copy online now over at Amazon (not sure why that is, but then again, there is a lot of the publishing world that is baffling to me). So, yeah, check it!
Just back from the awesome NonfictioNow Conference in beautiful Melbourne, Australia. It was good to see friends and meet new NF junkies and practitioners, or fellow “word sluts,” as David Shields rightfully deemed our ilk. My final panel–Memoir–Contemporary Forms–was a ton of good fun. What else would you expect with the eminent Bret Lott (one of the greatest people and finest writers on the planet without question). What resulted, in part, was this little blip that pinged on the radar over at Brevity’s blog. Check it! Oh, and speaking of pre-ordering, Works Cited, you may do so now, yo.
My essay, “Esto Perpetua,” is in the current issue of Ecotone. It sits along some mind-blowing work by Peter Orner, Amy Leach, Robert Hass, Ron Rash, and others. The issue’s theme is “Remembrance.” Check it out. You know you want to.