Elissa Washuta – My Body Is a Book of Rules
Late Night Debut, hosted by Amber Keller
This month’s episode features Elissa Washuta’s debut memoir, My Body Is a Book of Rules, from Red Hen Press. “Body is a storm of fingernails and teeth and gripping, prying fingers flying at you from all directions, a hurricane of parts amounting to a person in full,” writes Paul Constant at The Stranger.
Act 1: Host Amber Keller covers controversial and entertaining book stories in the news
Act 2: Co-host authors Melissa Febos and Domenica Ruta discuss Elissa’s debut
Act 3: Melissa Febos talks with Elissa Washuta about bipolar meds, rape narratives and literary forms
“I really wanted to write something that would show in a really visceral way the experience of absolutely needing to be medicated in order to function.”
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ABOUT OUR FEATURED AUTHOR:
Elissa Washuta, a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, has been the recipient of an Artist Trust GAP Award, a Potlatch Fund Native Arts Grant, a 4Culture Grant, and a Made at Hugo House Fellowship. Her work has appeared in Salon, The Chronicle of Higher Education and Third Coast.
ABOUT OUR ACT 2 CO-HOST AUTHORS:
Melissa Febos is author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Whip Smart (St. Martin’s Press, 2010). Her work has been widely anthologized and appears in publications including Glamour, Salon, Dissent, New York Times, Bitch Magazine, and The Rumpus, and she has been featured by NPR’s Fresh Air, The Atlantic, and elsewhere.
Domenica Ruta is the author of the memoir With Or Without You. Her fiction has appeared in Epoch and Indiana Review. She is currently at work on a novel.