How We Think and Write about Intimate Experiences, featuring Melissa Febos

Feb 28, 2022

Melissa Febos

This week’s episode champions personal narrative, which is one of guest Melissa Febos’s primary goals in her new book, Body Work. We talk about why memoir needs badasses this week, and if ever there was one, it’s Melissa. An enlightening conversation that touches upon diary-writing, confession, secret-keeping, tell-alls, the essay, and memoir craft, any writer who thinks about writing (all of you!) should take in this interview—and be fortified by it.

Check out the video we share in the Book Trend, a rad rap protesting banning books.


Melissa Febos is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Whip Smart, and the essay collection, Abandon Me, which was a LAMBDA Literary Award finalist, a Publishing Triangle Award finalist, an Indie Next Pick, and was widely named a Best Book of 2017. Her second essay collection, Girlhood, a National Bestseller, was published in 2021.

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