A highly anticipated collection, from the writer Maggie Nelson has called, bracingly goodrefreshing and welcome, that explores the myriad ways in which desire and commodification intersect.From graffiti gangs and Grand Theft Auto to sugar daddies, Schopenhauer, and a deadly game of Russian roulette, in these essays, Chelsea Hodson probes her own desires to examine where the physical and the proprietary collide. She asks what our privacy, our intimacy, and our own bodies are worth in the increasingly digital world of liking, linking, and sharing.Starting with Hodsons own work experience, which ranges from the mundane to the bizarreincluding modeling and working on a NASA Mars mission Hodson expands outward, looking at the ways in which the human will submits, whether in the marketplace or in a relationship. Both tender and jarring, this collection is relevant to anyone whos ever searched for what the self is worth.Hodsons accumulation within each piece is purposeful, and her prose vivid, clear, and sometimes even shocking, as she explores the wonderful and strange forms of desire. This is a fresh, poetic debut from an exciting emerging voice, in which Hodson asks, How much can a body endure? And the resounding answer: "Almost everything."...
|Title||:||Tonight I'm Someone Else: Essays|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
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Tonight I'm Someone Else: Essays Reviews
Poignant and honest. Self-immolation comes to mind, somehow.
Thank you Digital galley for giving me this absolutely wonderful book to read. The essays are very interesting and fresh in their perspective and somehow help one to connect with one’s own life experiences. They stay with you and come back at random moments and any writer/book which has the power to do that is undoubtedly good.
Hodson's collection of essays was difficult to put down. I'd finish one and think it was time to stop reading and go to sleep or whatever, and make the mistake of reading the first line or paragraph of the next essay and be sucked in. This is a great read, especially if you enjoy essays and collections where the next topic might surprise you.
Chelsea Hodson is somewhere between poet and magician. Her sleight of hand is dazzling, weaving dark themes and just the right amount of vulnerable heart into these essays, whether they be meaty and full or broken into sharp diamond-like shards of prose. I'm not sure I know another writer who can be so hard and soft at the same time. And don't overlook the humor herein--it's the kind of sharp wit that reminds me of Fran Lebowitz or the songs of PJ Harvey. This book is an amazement.
I'm little tired of memoir about boys writer has loved but her writing is pretty interesting
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Hodson writes with a poise and intensity that are impossible to fake. She really is that insightful, that self-immolating, that vulnerable. This collection of essays examines everything from violence, power dynamics, and lust to the Mars rover landing, modeling, and the Backstreet Boys. And throughout it is the author flinging the doors to herself wide open—nothing is sugar-coated, and Hodson’s ability to recall the intimate moments of a life and put them in the context of the churning sea that ...more
"Last week, I decided my friend, Erik, was both beautiful and impossible, and I felt it save my life in a way."
Okay friends, I'm going to say some honest things about this book, because I was given a review copy in exchange for an honest review. That quote I used up there is not from final copy so it may not appear as written exactly but I wanted to pull out something to use as an example.
How did you react to that quote? I predict that your overall feelings about this book will have a lot to do ...more