Tonight I'm Someone Else: Essays

Tonight I'm Someone Else: Essays

A highly anticipated collection, from the writer Maggie Nelson has called, ?bracingly good?refreshing 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 A highly anticipated collection, from the writer Maggie Nelson has called, ?bracingly good?refreshing and w...

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Title:Tonight I'm Someone Else: Essays
Author:Chelsea Hodson
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Genres:Writing
ISBN:B076B1GFYT
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:224 pages pages

Tonight I'm Someone Else: Essays Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Jun 10, 2018

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

    "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 fr...

  • Muffin
    Mar 18, 2018

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

    "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 fr...

    This causes me to wait breathlessly for everything Chelsea Hodson will write next. 10 stars. ...

    Tedious. I couldn?t finish this one, but felt I?d read enough to make a rating. It?s filled with pedestrian MA in Personal Essay passages and aimless coasting and credit card debt-racking (such is our generation?s experience, but I?d love to read someone actually grappling wi...

    "For our high school graduation party, our school hired a hypnotist. My best friend volunteered herself, went onstage, fell asleep, and then he had her dancing and singing Backstreet Boys songs. When she woke up again, she walked back to her seat and I tried to tell her what she'd done...

    While this collection had some good chapters, there were moments when my attention started to wander and my thoughts could've been titled Tonight I'm Reading Something Else. Okay, that was an easy joke, so I should mention that it worked best when Hodson wrote about childhood / teen / ...

    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 wri...

    Je serais un grand lecteur de poésie si la poésie était toujours comme ça. ...

    I read the inside cover before I bought this book and read it again after I finished. And, I can't say that the promise matches my perceptions. Hodson is a skilled writer, but that is all that I can say to recommend Tonight I'm Someone Else. This collection of essays reads more lik...

    Chelsea Hodson is one of 3 or 4 living writers whose prose completely breaks me. I never feel comfortable in her essays... I?m blindfolded, at her mercy. I can?t tell if she?s holding a knife to my throat or her own. It doesn?t matter; someone is going to get hurt, and that?s...

    Reading this book felt like giving it direct access to my brain + a high-level security clearance & letting it cause as much chaos as it wanted in there. ...

    I loved this book so so so so much. Finally a book of essays where the writer doesn't tell you how they want us to be, but how we are. ...

    Um dos melhores livros que eu li esse ano e na vida. Extremamente sensível, único, bem escrito. O estilo abstrato e quase surreal dos ensaios me fez passear pelos pensamentos dela e em seu "universo". É até difícil encontrar palavras para falar sobre esse livro, considerando o qua...

    i enjoyed every single one of these essays but also none of them will stay with me beyond this reading? That's not to say the writing isn't incredible, that Chelsea Hodson doesn't have a natural talent with narrative prose, and that I won't read everything she ever produces ? because...

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 ...

    FUCK this was so good!!!!! ...

    i read pity the animal when it came out in 2014 and loved it, and in the four years since then, i've been eagerly anticipating the release of this essay collection. idk if my literary preferences have changed in those years or if i raised my expectations so high that i was bound to be ...

    I'm little tired of memoir about boys writer has loved but her writing is pretty interesting ...

    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...

    This book will stay with me for some time. Hodson's prose is so spare and stripped down every sentence feels like it's an introduction to a long story. There are some essays - like The End of Longing - that are made up of seemingly unrelated sentences that fill up to a strange whole, l...

  • Kevin
    May 05, 2018

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

    "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 fr...

    This causes me to wait breathlessly for everything Chelsea Hodson will write next. 10 stars. ...

    Tedious. I couldn?t finish this one, but felt I?d read enough to make a rating. It?s filled with pedestrian MA in Personal Essay passages and aimless coasting and credit card debt-racking (such is our generation?s experience, but I?d love to read someone actually grappling wi...

    "For our high school graduation party, our school hired a hypnotist. My best friend volunteered herself, went onstage, fell asleep, and then he had her dancing and singing Backstreet Boys songs. When she woke up again, she walked back to her seat and I tried to tell her what she'd done...

    While this collection had some good chapters, there were moments when my attention started to wander and my thoughts could've been titled Tonight I'm Reading Something Else. Okay, that was an easy joke, so I should mention that it worked best when Hodson wrote about childhood / teen / ...

    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 wri...

  • Dearwassily
    Jul 05, 2018

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

    "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 fr...

    This causes me to wait breathlessly for everything Chelsea Hodson will write next. 10 stars. ...

    Tedious. I couldn?t finish this one, but felt I?d read enough to make a rating. It?s filled with pedestrian MA in Personal Essay passages and aimless coasting and credit card debt-racking (such is our generation?s experience, but I?d love to read someone actually grappling wi...

    "For our high school graduation party, our school hired a hypnotist. My best friend volunteered herself, went onstage, fell asleep, and then he had her dancing and singing Backstreet Boys songs. When she woke up again, she walked back to her seat and I tried to tell her what she'd done...

    While this collection had some good chapters, there were moments when my attention started to wander and my thoughts could've been titled Tonight I'm Reading Something Else. Okay, that was an easy joke, so I should mention that it worked best when Hodson wrote about childhood / teen / ...

    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 wri...

    Je serais un grand lecteur de poésie si la poésie était toujours comme ça. ...

    I read the inside cover before I bought this book and read it again after I finished. And, I can't say that the promise matches my perceptions. Hodson is a skilled writer, but that is all that I can say to recommend Tonight I'm Someone Else. This collection of essays reads more lik...

    Chelsea Hodson is one of 3 or 4 living writers whose prose completely breaks me. I never feel comfortable in her essays... I?m blindfolded, at her mercy. I can?t tell if she?s holding a knife to my throat or her own. It doesn?t matter; someone is going to get hurt, and that?s...

    Reading this book felt like giving it direct access to my brain + a high-level security clearance & letting it cause as much chaos as it wanted in there. ...

    I loved this book so so so so much. Finally a book of essays where the writer doesn't tell you how they want us to be, but how we are. ...

    Um dos melhores livros que eu li esse ano e na vida. Extremamente sensível, único, bem escrito. O estilo abstrato e quase surreal dos ensaios me fez passear pelos pensamentos dela e em seu "universo". É até difícil encontrar palavras para falar sobre esse livro, considerando o qua...

    i enjoyed every single one of these essays but also none of them will stay with me beyond this reading? That's not to say the writing isn't incredible, that Chelsea Hodson doesn't have a natural talent with narrative prose, and that I won't read everything she ever produces ? because...

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 ...

    FUCK this was so good!!!!! ...

    i read pity the animal when it came out in 2014 and loved it, and in the four years since then, i've been eagerly anticipating the release of this essay collection. idk if my literary preferences have changed in those years or if i raised my expectations so high that i was bound to be ...

    I'm little tired of memoir about boys writer has loved but her writing is pretty interesting ...

    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...

    This book will stay with me for some time. Hodson's prose is so spare and stripped down every sentence feels like it's an introduction to a long story. There are some essays - like The End of Longing - that are made up of seemingly unrelated sentences that fill up to a strange whole, l...

    Blown away by this. ...

    This collection is incredible. It's like going to Yosemite National Park and everywhere you look there is this piece of looming nature that godsmacks a tiny person, not to say there are too many mountains or rivers in this collection, the mountains and rivers and trees are people and t...

    3.5 / 5 stars This book is a collection of essays recounting the author's life, work, and relationships. I wouldn't call this book a memoir, but it seems to contain autobiographical elements. The book is also both meditative and chaotic, stewing on issues of power, gender, and sexua...

    This book changed my perspective on what an essay collection can look like. There were no "formulas" or typical portrayals of universal truths, and each essay was structured with multiple section breaks, reminiscent of Mary Robison's "Why Did I Ever?" This style may not work for everyo...

    "It?s this level of belief in the impossible that allows me to believe in you, in us, in our lasting. We must want each other to break in a way -- why else would we take it this far? We must like the idea of burning down our homes and creating one out of the body we share." I copi...

    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 ...

    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 essay...

    A lot of these essays were pretty much just strings of unrelated sentences. Good sentences, but still. ...

    A good friend once said, ?To be an essayist one has to either be interesting or a good writer.? ...

    A real-life green girl (a la Zambreno). ...

  • Brian
    Jul 01, 2018

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

    "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 fr...

    This causes me to wait breathlessly for everything Chelsea Hodson will write next. 10 stars. ...

    Tedious. I couldn?t finish this one, but felt I?d read enough to make a rating. It?s filled with pedestrian MA in Personal Essay passages and aimless coasting and credit card debt-racking (such is our generation?s experience, but I?d love to read someone actually grappling wi...

    "For our high school graduation party, our school hired a hypnotist. My best friend volunteered herself, went onstage, fell asleep, and then he had her dancing and singing Backstreet Boys songs. When she woke up again, she walked back to her seat and I tried to tell her what she'd done...

    While this collection had some good chapters, there were moments when my attention started to wander and my thoughts could've been titled Tonight I'm Reading Something Else. Okay, that was an easy joke, so I should mention that it worked best when Hodson wrote about childhood / teen / ...

    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 wri...

    Je serais un grand lecteur de poésie si la poésie était toujours comme ça. ...

    I read the inside cover before I bought this book and read it again after I finished. And, I can't say that the promise matches my perceptions. Hodson is a skilled writer, but that is all that I can say to recommend Tonight I'm Someone Else. This collection of essays reads more lik...

    Chelsea Hodson is one of 3 or 4 living writers whose prose completely breaks me. I never feel comfortable in her essays... I?m blindfolded, at her mercy. I can?t tell if she?s holding a knife to my throat or her own. It doesn?t matter; someone is going to get hurt, and that?s...

    Reading this book felt like giving it direct access to my brain + a high-level security clearance & letting it cause as much chaos as it wanted in there. ...

    I loved this book so so so so much. Finally a book of essays where the writer doesn't tell you how they want us to be, but how we are. ...

    Um dos melhores livros que eu li esse ano e na vida. Extremamente sensível, único, bem escrito. O estilo abstrato e quase surreal dos ensaios me fez passear pelos pensamentos dela e em seu "universo". É até difícil encontrar palavras para falar sobre esse livro, considerando o qua...

    i enjoyed every single one of these essays but also none of them will stay with me beyond this reading? That's not to say the writing isn't incredible, that Chelsea Hodson doesn't have a natural talent with narrative prose, and that I won't read everything she ever produces ? because...

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 ...

    FUCK this was so good!!!!! ...

    i read pity the animal when it came out in 2014 and loved it, and in the four years since then, i've been eagerly anticipating the release of this essay collection. idk if my literary preferences have changed in those years or if i raised my expectations so high that i was bound to be ...

    I'm little tired of memoir about boys writer has loved but her writing is pretty interesting ...

    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...

    This book will stay with me for some time. Hodson's prose is so spare and stripped down every sentence feels like it's an introduction to a long story. There are some essays - like The End of Longing - that are made up of seemingly unrelated sentences that fill up to a strange whole, l...

    Blown away by this. ...

    This collection is incredible. It's like going to Yosemite National Park and everywhere you look there is this piece of looming nature that godsmacks a tiny person, not to say there are too many mountains or rivers in this collection, the mountains and rivers and trees are people and t...

    3.5 / 5 stars This book is a collection of essays recounting the author's life, work, and relationships. I wouldn't call this book a memoir, but it seems to contain autobiographical elements. The book is also both meditative and chaotic, stewing on issues of power, gender, and sexua...

    This book changed my perspective on what an essay collection can look like. There were no "formulas" or typical portrayals of universal truths, and each essay was structured with multiple section breaks, reminiscent of Mary Robison's "Why Did I Ever?" This style may not work for everyo...

    "It?s this level of belief in the impossible that allows me to believe in you, in us, in our lasting. We must want each other to break in a way -- why else would we take it this far? We must like the idea of burning down our homes and creating one out of the body we share." I copi...

    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 ...

    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 essay...

  • Nicola
    Aug 11, 2018

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

    "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 fr...

    This causes me to wait breathlessly for everything Chelsea Hodson will write next. 10 stars. ...

    Tedious. I couldn?t finish this one, but felt I?d read enough to make a rating. It?s filled with pedestrian MA in Personal Essay passages and aimless coasting and credit card debt-racking (such is our generation?s experience, but I?d love to read someone actually grappling wi...

  • Elizabeth
    Jun 18, 2018

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

    "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 fr...

    This causes me to wait breathlessly for everything Chelsea Hodson will write next. 10 stars. ...

    Tedious. I couldn?t finish this one, but felt I?d read enough to make a rating. It?s filled with pedestrian MA in Personal Essay passages and aimless coasting and credit card debt-racking (such is our generation?s experience, but I?d love to read someone actually grappling wi...

    "For our high school graduation party, our school hired a hypnotist. My best friend volunteered herself, went onstage, fell asleep, and then he had her dancing and singing Backstreet Boys songs. When she woke up again, she walked back to her seat and I tried to tell her what she'd done...

    While this collection had some good chapters, there were moments when my attention started to wander and my thoughts could've been titled Tonight I'm Reading Something Else. Okay, that was an easy joke, so I should mention that it worked best when Hodson wrote about childhood / teen / ...

    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 wri...

    Je serais un grand lecteur de poésie si la poésie était toujours comme ça. ...

    I read the inside cover before I bought this book and read it again after I finished. And, I can't say that the promise matches my perceptions. Hodson is a skilled writer, but that is all that I can say to recommend Tonight I'm Someone Else. This collection of essays reads more lik...

  • Thomas
    Jun 10, 2018

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

  • Wendy Ortiz
    Mar 04, 2018

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

    "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 fr...

    This causes me to wait breathlessly for everything Chelsea Hodson will write next. 10 stars. ...

  • Scott Mcclanahan
    Mar 28, 2018

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

    "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 fr...

    This causes me to wait breathlessly for everything Chelsea Hodson will write next. 10 stars. ...

    Tedious. I couldn?t finish this one, but felt I?d read enough to make a rating. It?s filled with pedestrian MA in Personal Essay passages and aimless coasting and credit card debt-racking (such is our generation?s experience, but I?d love to read someone actually grappling wi...

    "For our high school graduation party, our school hired a hypnotist. My best friend volunteered herself, went onstage, fell asleep, and then he had her dancing and singing Backstreet Boys songs. When she woke up again, she walked back to her seat and I tried to tell her what she'd done...

    While this collection had some good chapters, there were moments when my attention started to wander and my thoughts could've been titled Tonight I'm Reading Something Else. Okay, that was an easy joke, so I should mention that it worked best when Hodson wrote about childhood / teen / ...

    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 wri...

    Je serais un grand lecteur de poésie si la poésie était toujours comme ça. ...

    I read the inside cover before I bought this book and read it again after I finished. And, I can't say that the promise matches my perceptions. Hodson is a skilled writer, but that is all that I can say to recommend Tonight I'm Someone Else. This collection of essays reads more lik...

    Chelsea Hodson is one of 3 or 4 living writers whose prose completely breaks me. I never feel comfortable in her essays... I?m blindfolded, at her mercy. I can?t tell if she?s holding a knife to my throat or her own. It doesn?t matter; someone is going to get hurt, and that?s...

    Reading this book felt like giving it direct access to my brain + a high-level security clearance & letting it cause as much chaos as it wanted in there. ...

    I loved this book so so so so much. Finally a book of essays where the writer doesn't tell you how they want us to be, but how we are. ...

  • Guillaume Morissette
    Mar 27, 2018

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

    "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 fr...

    This causes me to wait breathlessly for everything Chelsea Hodson will write next. 10 stars. ...

    Tedious. I couldn?t finish this one, but felt I?d read enough to make a rating. It?s filled with pedestrian MA in Personal Essay passages and aimless coasting and credit card debt-racking (such is our generation?s experience, but I?d love to read someone actually grappling wi...

    "For our high school graduation party, our school hired a hypnotist. My best friend volunteered herself, went onstage, fell asleep, and then he had her dancing and singing Backstreet Boys songs. When she woke up again, she walked back to her seat and I tried to tell her what she'd done...

    While this collection had some good chapters, there were moments when my attention started to wander and my thoughts could've been titled Tonight I'm Reading Something Else. Okay, that was an easy joke, so I should mention that it worked best when Hodson wrote about childhood / teen / ...

    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 wri...

    Je serais un grand lecteur de poésie si la poésie était toujours comme ça. ...

    I read the inside cover before I bought this book and read it again after I finished. And, I can't say that the promise matches my perceptions. Hodson is a skilled writer, but that is all that I can say to recommend Tonight I'm Someone Else. This collection of essays reads more lik...

    Chelsea Hodson is one of 3 or 4 living writers whose prose completely breaks me. I never feel comfortable in her essays... I?m blindfolded, at her mercy. I can?t tell if she?s holding a knife to my throat or her own. It doesn?t matter; someone is going to get hurt, and that?s...

    Reading this book felt like giving it direct access to my brain + a high-level security clearance & letting it cause as much chaos as it wanted in there. ...

  • Bud Smith
    Jul 22, 2018

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

    "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 fr...

    This causes me to wait breathlessly for everything Chelsea Hodson will write next. 10 stars. ...

    Tedious. I couldn?t finish this one, but felt I?d read enough to make a rating. It?s filled with pedestrian MA in Personal Essay passages and aimless coasting and credit card debt-racking (such is our generation?s experience, but I?d love to read someone actually grappling wi...

    "For our high school graduation party, our school hired a hypnotist. My best friend volunteered herself, went onstage, fell asleep, and then he had her dancing and singing Backstreet Boys songs. When she woke up again, she walked back to her seat and I tried to tell her what she'd done...

    While this collection had some good chapters, there were moments when my attention started to wander and my thoughts could've been titled Tonight I'm Reading Something Else. Okay, that was an easy joke, so I should mention that it worked best when Hodson wrote about childhood / teen / ...

    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 wri...

    Je serais un grand lecteur de poésie si la poésie était toujours comme ça. ...

    I read the inside cover before I bought this book and read it again after I finished. And, I can't say that the promise matches my perceptions. Hodson is a skilled writer, but that is all that I can say to recommend Tonight I'm Someone Else. This collection of essays reads more lik...

    Chelsea Hodson is one of 3 or 4 living writers whose prose completely breaks me. I never feel comfortable in her essays... I?m blindfolded, at her mercy. I can?t tell if she?s holding a knife to my throat or her own. It doesn?t matter; someone is going to get hurt, and that?s...

    Reading this book felt like giving it direct access to my brain + a high-level security clearance & letting it cause as much chaos as it wanted in there. ...

    I loved this book so so so so much. Finally a book of essays where the writer doesn't tell you how they want us to be, but how we are. ...

    Um dos melhores livros que eu li esse ano e na vida. Extremamente sensível, único, bem escrito. O estilo abstrato e quase surreal dos ensaios me fez passear pelos pensamentos dela e em seu "universo". É até difícil encontrar palavras para falar sobre esse livro, considerando o qua...

    i enjoyed every single one of these essays but also none of them will stay with me beyond this reading? That's not to say the writing isn't incredible, that Chelsea Hodson doesn't have a natural talent with narrative prose, and that I won't read everything she ever produces ? because...

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 ...

    FUCK this was so good!!!!! ...

    i read pity the animal when it came out in 2014 and loved it, and in the four years since then, i've been eagerly anticipating the release of this essay collection. idk if my literary preferences have changed in those years or if i raised my expectations so high that i was bound to be ...

    I'm little tired of memoir about boys writer has loved but her writing is pretty interesting ...

    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...

    This book will stay with me for some time. Hodson's prose is so spare and stripped down every sentence feels like it's an introduction to a long story. There are some essays - like The End of Longing - that are made up of seemingly unrelated sentences that fill up to a strange whole, l...

    Blown away by this. ...

    This collection is incredible. It's like going to Yosemite National Park and everywhere you look there is this piece of looming nature that godsmacks a tiny person, not to say there are too many mountains or rivers in this collection, the mountains and rivers and trees are people and t...

  • Vincent Scarpa
    Dec 28, 2017

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

    "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 fr...

    This causes me to wait breathlessly for everything Chelsea Hodson will write next. 10 stars. ...

    Tedious. I couldn?t finish this one, but felt I?d read enough to make a rating. It?s filled with pedestrian MA in Personal Essay passages and aimless coasting and credit card debt-racking (such is our generation?s experience, but I?d love to read someone actually grappling wi...

    "For our high school graduation party, our school hired a hypnotist. My best friend volunteered herself, went onstage, fell asleep, and then he had her dancing and singing Backstreet Boys songs. When she woke up again, she walked back to her seat and I tried to tell her what she'd done...

  • Reija
    Jun 05, 2018

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

    "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 fr...

    This causes me to wait breathlessly for everything Chelsea Hodson will write next. 10 stars. ...

    Tedious. I couldn?t finish this one, but felt I?d read enough to make a rating. It?s filled with pedestrian MA in Personal Essay passages and aimless coasting and credit card debt-racking (such is our generation?s experience, but I?d love to read someone actually grappling wi...

    "For our high school graduation party, our school hired a hypnotist. My best friend volunteered herself, went onstage, fell asleep, and then he had her dancing and singing Backstreet Boys songs. When she woke up again, she walked back to her seat and I tried to tell her what she'd done...

    While this collection had some good chapters, there were moments when my attention started to wander and my thoughts could've been titled Tonight I'm Reading Something Else. Okay, that was an easy joke, so I should mention that it worked best when Hodson wrote about childhood / teen / ...

    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 wri...

    Je serais un grand lecteur de poésie si la poésie était toujours comme ça. ...

    I read the inside cover before I bought this book and read it again after I finished. And, I can't say that the promise matches my perceptions. Hodson is a skilled writer, but that is all that I can say to recommend Tonight I'm Someone Else. This collection of essays reads more lik...

    Chelsea Hodson is one of 3 or 4 living writers whose prose completely breaks me. I never feel comfortable in her essays... I?m blindfolded, at her mercy. I can?t tell if she?s holding a knife to my throat or her own. It doesn?t matter; someone is going to get hurt, and that?s...

    Reading this book felt like giving it direct access to my brain + a high-level security clearance & letting it cause as much chaos as it wanted in there. ...

    I loved this book so so so so much. Finally a book of essays where the writer doesn't tell you how they want us to be, but how we are. ...

    Um dos melhores livros que eu li esse ano e na vida. Extremamente sensível, único, bem escrito. O estilo abstrato e quase surreal dos ensaios me fez passear pelos pensamentos dela e em seu "universo". É até difícil encontrar palavras para falar sobre esse livro, considerando o qua...

    i enjoyed every single one of these essays but also none of them will stay with me beyond this reading? That's not to say the writing isn't incredible, that Chelsea Hodson doesn't have a natural talent with narrative prose, and that I won't read everything she ever produces ? because...

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 ...

    FUCK this was so good!!!!! ...

    i read pity the animal when it came out in 2014 and loved it, and in the four years since then, i've been eagerly anticipating the release of this essay collection. idk if my literary preferences have changed in those years or if i raised my expectations so high that i was bound to be ...

    I'm little tired of memoir about boys writer has loved but her writing is pretty interesting ...

  • Olivia
    Jul 04, 2018

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

    "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 fr...

    This causes me to wait breathlessly for everything Chelsea Hodson will write next. 10 stars. ...

    Tedious. I couldn?t finish this one, but felt I?d read enough to make a rating. It?s filled with pedestrian MA in Personal Essay passages and aimless coasting and credit card debt-racking (such is our generation?s experience, but I?d love to read someone actually grappling wi...

    "For our high school graduation party, our school hired a hypnotist. My best friend volunteered herself, went onstage, fell asleep, and then he had her dancing and singing Backstreet Boys songs. When she woke up again, she walked back to her seat and I tried to tell her what she'd done...

    While this collection had some good chapters, there were moments when my attention started to wander and my thoughts could've been titled Tonight I'm Reading Something Else. Okay, that was an easy joke, so I should mention that it worked best when Hodson wrote about childhood / teen / ...

    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 wri...

    Je serais un grand lecteur de poésie si la poésie était toujours comme ça. ...

    I read the inside cover before I bought this book and read it again after I finished. And, I can't say that the promise matches my perceptions. Hodson is a skilled writer, but that is all that I can say to recommend Tonight I'm Someone Else. This collection of essays reads more lik...

    Chelsea Hodson is one of 3 or 4 living writers whose prose completely breaks me. I never feel comfortable in her essays... I?m blindfolded, at her mercy. I can?t tell if she?s holding a knife to my throat or her own. It doesn?t matter; someone is going to get hurt, and that?s...

    Reading this book felt like giving it direct access to my brain + a high-level security clearance & letting it cause as much chaos as it wanted in there. ...

    I loved this book so so so so much. Finally a book of essays where the writer doesn't tell you how they want us to be, but how we are. ...

    Um dos melhores livros que eu li esse ano e na vida. Extremamente sensível, único, bem escrito. O estilo abstrato e quase surreal dos ensaios me fez passear pelos pensamentos dela e em seu "universo". É até difícil encontrar palavras para falar sobre esse livro, considerando o qua...

    i enjoyed every single one of these essays but also none of them will stay with me beyond this reading? That's not to say the writing isn't incredible, that Chelsea Hodson doesn't have a natural talent with narrative prose, and that I won't read everything she ever produces ? because...

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 ...

    FUCK this was so good!!!!! ...

    i read pity the animal when it came out in 2014 and loved it, and in the four years since then, i've been eagerly anticipating the release of this essay collection. idk if my literary preferences have changed in those years or if i raised my expectations so high that i was bound to be ...

    I'm little tired of memoir about boys writer has loved but her writing is pretty interesting ...

    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...

    This book will stay with me for some time. Hodson's prose is so spare and stripped down every sentence feels like it's an introduction to a long story. There are some essays - like The End of Longing - that are made up of seemingly unrelated sentences that fill up to a strange whole, l...

    Blown away by this. ...

    This collection is incredible. It's like going to Yosemite National Park and everywhere you look there is this piece of looming nature that godsmacks a tiny person, not to say there are too many mountains or rivers in this collection, the mountains and rivers and trees are people and t...

    3.5 / 5 stars This book is a collection of essays recounting the author's life, work, and relationships. I wouldn't call this book a memoir, but it seems to contain autobiographical elements. The book is also both meditative and chaotic, stewing on issues of power, gender, and sexua...

    This book changed my perspective on what an essay collection can look like. There were no "formulas" or typical portrayals of universal truths, and each essay was structured with multiple section breaks, reminiscent of Mary Robison's "Why Did I Ever?" This style may not work for everyo...

    "It?s this level of belief in the impossible that allows me to believe in you, in us, in our lasting. We must want each other to break in a way -- why else would we take it this far? We must like the idea of burning down our homes and creating one out of the body we share." I copi...

  • Amanda
    Aug 26, 2018

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

    "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 fr...

    This causes me to wait breathlessly for everything Chelsea Hodson will write next. 10 stars. ...

    Tedious. I couldn?t finish this one, but felt I?d read enough to make a rating. It?s filled with pedestrian MA in Personal Essay passages and aimless coasting and credit card debt-racking (such is our generation?s experience, but I?d love to read someone actually grappling wi...

    "For our high school graduation party, our school hired a hypnotist. My best friend volunteered herself, went onstage, fell asleep, and then he had her dancing and singing Backstreet Boys songs. When she woke up again, she walked back to her seat and I tried to tell her what she'd done...

    While this collection had some good chapters, there were moments when my attention started to wander and my thoughts could've been titled Tonight I'm Reading Something Else. Okay, that was an easy joke, so I should mention that it worked best when Hodson wrote about childhood / teen / ...

    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 wri...

    Je serais un grand lecteur de poésie si la poésie était toujours comme ça. ...

    I read the inside cover before I bought this book and read it again after I finished. And, I can't say that the promise matches my perceptions. Hodson is a skilled writer, but that is all that I can say to recommend Tonight I'm Someone Else. This collection of essays reads more lik...

    Chelsea Hodson is one of 3 or 4 living writers whose prose completely breaks me. I never feel comfortable in her essays... I?m blindfolded, at her mercy. I can?t tell if she?s holding a knife to my throat or her own. It doesn?t matter; someone is going to get hurt, and that?s...

    Reading this book felt like giving it direct access to my brain + a high-level security clearance & letting it cause as much chaos as it wanted in there. ...

    I loved this book so so so so much. Finally a book of essays where the writer doesn't tell you how they want us to be, but how we are. ...

    Um dos melhores livros que eu li esse ano e na vida. Extremamente sensível, único, bem escrito. O estilo abstrato e quase surreal dos ensaios me fez passear pelos pensamentos dela e em seu "universo". É até difícil encontrar palavras para falar sobre esse livro, considerando o qua...

    i enjoyed every single one of these essays but also none of them will stay with me beyond this reading? That's not to say the writing isn't incredible, that Chelsea Hodson doesn't have a natural talent with narrative prose, and that I won't read everything she ever produces ? because...

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 ...

    FUCK this was so good!!!!! ...

    i read pity the animal when it came out in 2014 and loved it, and in the four years since then, i've been eagerly anticipating the release of this essay collection. idk if my literary preferences have changed in those years or if i raised my expectations so high that i was bound to be ...

    I'm little tired of memoir about boys writer has loved but her writing is pretty interesting ...

    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...

    This book will stay with me for some time. Hodson's prose is so spare and stripped down every sentence feels like it's an introduction to a long story. There are some essays - like The End of Longing - that are made up of seemingly unrelated sentences that fill up to a strange whole, l...

    Blown away by this. ...

    This collection is incredible. It's like going to Yosemite National Park and everywhere you look there is this piece of looming nature that godsmacks a tiny person, not to say there are too many mountains or rivers in this collection, the mountains and rivers and trees are people and t...

    3.5 / 5 stars This book is a collection of essays recounting the author's life, work, and relationships. I wouldn't call this book a memoir, but it seems to contain autobiographical elements. The book is also both meditative and chaotic, stewing on issues of power, gender, and sexua...

    This book changed my perspective on what an essay collection can look like. There were no "formulas" or typical portrayals of universal truths, and each essay was structured with multiple section breaks, reminiscent of Mary Robison's "Why Did I Ever?" This style may not work for everyo...

  • Lane Pybas
    Jul 22, 2018

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

    "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 fr...

    This causes me to wait breathlessly for everything Chelsea Hodson will write next. 10 stars. ...

    Tedious. I couldn?t finish this one, but felt I?d read enough to make a rating. It?s filled with pedestrian MA in Personal Essay passages and aimless coasting and credit card debt-racking (such is our generation?s experience, but I?d love to read someone actually grappling wi...

    "For our high school graduation party, our school hired a hypnotist. My best friend volunteered herself, went onstage, fell asleep, and then he had her dancing and singing Backstreet Boys songs. When she woke up again, she walked back to her seat and I tried to tell her what she'd done...

    While this collection had some good chapters, there were moments when my attention started to wander and my thoughts could've been titled Tonight I'm Reading Something Else. Okay, that was an easy joke, so I should mention that it worked best when Hodson wrote about childhood / teen / ...

    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 wri...

    Je serais un grand lecteur de poésie si la poésie était toujours comme ça. ...

    I read the inside cover before I bought this book and read it again after I finished. And, I can't say that the promise matches my perceptions. Hodson is a skilled writer, but that is all that I can say to recommend Tonight I'm Someone Else. This collection of essays reads more lik...

    Chelsea Hodson is one of 3 or 4 living writers whose prose completely breaks me. I never feel comfortable in her essays... I?m blindfolded, at her mercy. I can?t tell if she?s holding a knife to my throat or her own. It doesn?t matter; someone is going to get hurt, and that?s...

    Reading this book felt like giving it direct access to my brain + a high-level security clearance & letting it cause as much chaos as it wanted in there. ...

    I loved this book so so so so much. Finally a book of essays where the writer doesn't tell you how they want us to be, but how we are. ...

    Um dos melhores livros que eu li esse ano e na vida. Extremamente sensível, único, bem escrito. O estilo abstrato e quase surreal dos ensaios me fez passear pelos pensamentos dela e em seu "universo". É até difícil encontrar palavras para falar sobre esse livro, considerando o qua...

    i enjoyed every single one of these essays but also none of them will stay with me beyond this reading? That's not to say the writing isn't incredible, that Chelsea Hodson doesn't have a natural talent with narrative prose, and that I won't read everything she ever produces ? because...

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 ...

    FUCK this was so good!!!!! ...

    i read pity the animal when it came out in 2014 and loved it, and in the four years since then, i've been eagerly anticipating the release of this essay collection. idk if my literary preferences have changed in those years or if i raised my expectations so high that i was bound to be ...

    I'm little tired of memoir about boys writer has loved but her writing is pretty interesting ...

    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...

    This book will stay with me for some time. Hodson's prose is so spare and stripped down every sentence feels like it's an introduction to a long story. There are some essays - like The End of Longing - that are made up of seemingly unrelated sentences that fill up to a strange whole, l...

    Blown away by this. ...

    This collection is incredible. It's like going to Yosemite National Park and everywhere you look there is this piece of looming nature that godsmacks a tiny person, not to say there are too many mountains or rivers in this collection, the mountains and rivers and trees are people and t...

    3.5 / 5 stars This book is a collection of essays recounting the author's life, work, and relationships. I wouldn't call this book a memoir, but it seems to contain autobiographical elements. The book is also both meditative and chaotic, stewing on issues of power, gender, and sexua...

    This book changed my perspective on what an essay collection can look like. There were no "formulas" or typical portrayals of universal truths, and each essay was structured with multiple section breaks, reminiscent of Mary Robison's "Why Did I Ever?" This style may not work for everyo...

    "It?s this level of belief in the impossible that allows me to believe in you, in us, in our lasting. We must want each other to break in a way -- why else would we take it this far? We must like the idea of burning down our homes and creating one out of the body we share." I copi...

    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 ...

    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 essay...

    A lot of these essays were pretty much just strings of unrelated sentences. Good sentences, but still. ...

  • Eva Silverman
    Jun 27, 2018

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

    "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 fr...

    This causes me to wait breathlessly for everything Chelsea Hodson will write next. 10 stars. ...

    Tedious. I couldn?t finish this one, but felt I?d read enough to make a rating. It?s filled with pedestrian MA in Personal Essay passages and aimless coasting and credit card debt-racking (such is our generation?s experience, but I?d love to read someone actually grappling wi...

    "For our high school graduation party, our school hired a hypnotist. My best friend volunteered herself, went onstage, fell asleep, and then he had her dancing and singing Backstreet Boys songs. When she woke up again, she walked back to her seat and I tried to tell her what she'd done...

    While this collection had some good chapters, there were moments when my attention started to wander and my thoughts could've been titled Tonight I'm Reading Something Else. Okay, that was an easy joke, so I should mention that it worked best when Hodson wrote about childhood / teen / ...

    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 wri...

    Je serais un grand lecteur de poésie si la poésie était toujours comme ça. ...

    I read the inside cover before I bought this book and read it again after I finished. And, I can't say that the promise matches my perceptions. Hodson is a skilled writer, but that is all that I can say to recommend Tonight I'm Someone Else. This collection of essays reads more lik...

    Chelsea Hodson is one of 3 or 4 living writers whose prose completely breaks me. I never feel comfortable in her essays... I?m blindfolded, at her mercy. I can?t tell if she?s holding a knife to my throat or her own. It doesn?t matter; someone is going to get hurt, and that?s...

    Reading this book felt like giving it direct access to my brain + a high-level security clearance & letting it cause as much chaos as it wanted in there. ...

    I loved this book so so so so much. Finally a book of essays where the writer doesn't tell you how they want us to be, but how we are. ...

    Um dos melhores livros que eu li esse ano e na vida. Extremamente sensível, único, bem escrito. O estilo abstrato e quase surreal dos ensaios me fez passear pelos pensamentos dela e em seu "universo". É até difícil encontrar palavras para falar sobre esse livro, considerando o qua...

    i enjoyed every single one of these essays but also none of them will stay with me beyond this reading? That's not to say the writing isn't incredible, that Chelsea Hodson doesn't have a natural talent with narrative prose, and that I won't read everything she ever produces ? because...

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 ...

    FUCK this was so good!!!!! ...

    i read pity the animal when it came out in 2014 and loved it, and in the four years since then, i've been eagerly anticipating the release of this essay collection. idk if my literary preferences have changed in those years or if i raised my expectations so high that i was bound to be ...

  • Scott
    Aug 21, 2018

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

    "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 fr...

    This causes me to wait breathlessly for everything Chelsea Hodson will write next. 10 stars. ...

    Tedious. I couldn?t finish this one, but felt I?d read enough to make a rating. It?s filled with pedestrian MA in Personal Essay passages and aimless coasting and credit card debt-racking (such is our generation?s experience, but I?d love to read someone actually grappling wi...

    "For our high school graduation party, our school hired a hypnotist. My best friend volunteered herself, went onstage, fell asleep, and then he had her dancing and singing Backstreet Boys songs. When she woke up again, she walked back to her seat and I tried to tell her what she'd done...

    While this collection had some good chapters, there were moments when my attention started to wander and my thoughts could've been titled Tonight I'm Reading Something Else. Okay, that was an easy joke, so I should mention that it worked best when Hodson wrote about childhood / teen / ...

  • Kevin Maloney
    Mar 18, 2018

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

    "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 fr...

    This causes me to wait breathlessly for everything Chelsea Hodson will write next. 10 stars. ...

    Tedious. I couldn?t finish this one, but felt I?d read enough to make a rating. It?s filled with pedestrian MA in Personal Essay passages and aimless coasting and credit card debt-racking (such is our generation?s experience, but I?d love to read someone actually grappling wi...

    "For our high school graduation party, our school hired a hypnotist. My best friend volunteered herself, went onstage, fell asleep, and then he had her dancing and singing Backstreet Boys songs. When she woke up again, she walked back to her seat and I tried to tell her what she'd done...

    While this collection had some good chapters, there were moments when my attention started to wander and my thoughts could've been titled Tonight I'm Reading Something Else. Okay, that was an easy joke, so I should mention that it worked best when Hodson wrote about childhood / teen / ...

    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 wri...

    Je serais un grand lecteur de poésie si la poésie était toujours comme ça. ...

    I read the inside cover before I bought this book and read it again after I finished. And, I can't say that the promise matches my perceptions. Hodson is a skilled writer, but that is all that I can say to recommend Tonight I'm Someone Else. This collection of essays reads more lik...

    Chelsea Hodson is one of 3 or 4 living writers whose prose completely breaks me. I never feel comfortable in her essays... I?m blindfolded, at her mercy. I can?t tell if she?s holding a knife to my throat or her own. It doesn?t matter; someone is going to get hurt, and that?s...

  • Sarah
    Feb 21, 2018

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

    "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 fr...

    This causes me to wait breathlessly for everything Chelsea Hodson will write next. 10 stars. ...

    Tedious. I couldn?t finish this one, but felt I?d read enough to make a rating. It?s filled with pedestrian MA in Personal Essay passages and aimless coasting and credit card debt-racking (such is our generation?s experience, but I?d love to read someone actually grappling wi...

    "For our high school graduation party, our school hired a hypnotist. My best friend volunteered herself, went onstage, fell asleep, and then he had her dancing and singing Backstreet Boys songs. When she woke up again, she walked back to her seat and I tried to tell her what she'd done...

    While this collection had some good chapters, there were moments when my attention started to wander and my thoughts could've been titled Tonight I'm Reading Something Else. Okay, that was an easy joke, so I should mention that it worked best when Hodson wrote about childhood / teen / ...

    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 wri...

    Je serais un grand lecteur de poésie si la poésie était toujours comme ça. ...

    I read the inside cover before I bought this book and read it again after I finished. And, I can't say that the promise matches my perceptions. Hodson is a skilled writer, but that is all that I can say to recommend Tonight I'm Someone Else. This collection of essays reads more lik...

    Chelsea Hodson is one of 3 or 4 living writers whose prose completely breaks me. I never feel comfortable in her essays... I?m blindfolded, at her mercy. I can?t tell if she?s holding a knife to my throat or her own. It doesn?t matter; someone is going to get hurt, and that?s...

    Reading this book felt like giving it direct access to my brain + a high-level security clearance & letting it cause as much chaos as it wanted in there. ...

    I loved this book so so so so much. Finally a book of essays where the writer doesn't tell you how they want us to be, but how we are. ...

    Um dos melhores livros que eu li esse ano e na vida. Extremamente sensível, único, bem escrito. O estilo abstrato e quase surreal dos ensaios me fez passear pelos pensamentos dela e em seu "universo". É até difícil encontrar palavras para falar sobre esse livro, considerando o qua...

    i enjoyed every single one of these essays but also none of them will stay with me beyond this reading? That's not to say the writing isn't incredible, that Chelsea Hodson doesn't have a natural talent with narrative prose, and that I won't read everything she ever produces ? because...

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 ...

    FUCK this was so good!!!!! ...

  • Nupur Govila
    Apr 24, 2018

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

    "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 fr...

    This causes me to wait breathlessly for everything Chelsea Hodson will write next. 10 stars. ...

    Tedious. I couldn?t finish this one, but felt I?d read enough to make a rating. It?s filled with pedestrian MA in Personal Essay passages and aimless coasting and credit card debt-racking (such is our generation?s experience, but I?d love to read someone actually grappling wi...

    "For our high school graduation party, our school hired a hypnotist. My best friend volunteered herself, went onstage, fell asleep, and then he had her dancing and singing Backstreet Boys songs. When she woke up again, she walked back to her seat and I tried to tell her what she'd done...

    While this collection had some good chapters, there were moments when my attention started to wander and my thoughts could've been titled Tonight I'm Reading Something Else. Okay, that was an easy joke, so I should mention that it worked best when Hodson wrote about childhood / teen / ...

    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 wri...

    Je serais un grand lecteur de poésie si la poésie était toujours comme ça. ...

    I read the inside cover before I bought this book and read it again after I finished. And, I can't say that the promise matches my perceptions. Hodson is a skilled writer, but that is all that I can say to recommend Tonight I'm Someone Else. This collection of essays reads more lik...

    Chelsea Hodson is one of 3 or 4 living writers whose prose completely breaks me. I never feel comfortable in her essays... I?m blindfolded, at her mercy. I can?t tell if she?s holding a knife to my throat or her own. It doesn?t matter; someone is going to get hurt, and that?s...

    Reading this book felt like giving it direct access to my brain + a high-level security clearance & letting it cause as much chaos as it wanted in there. ...

    I loved this book so so so so much. Finally a book of essays where the writer doesn't tell you how they want us to be, but how we are. ...

    Um dos melhores livros que eu li esse ano e na vida. Extremamente sensível, único, bem escrito. O estilo abstrato e quase surreal dos ensaios me fez passear pelos pensamentos dela e em seu "universo". É até difícil encontrar palavras para falar sobre esse livro, considerando o qua...

    i enjoyed every single one of these essays but also none of them will stay with me beyond this reading? That's not to say the writing isn't incredible, that Chelsea Hodson doesn't have a natural talent with narrative prose, and that I won't read everything she ever produces ? because...

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 ...

    FUCK this was so good!!!!! ...

    i read pity the animal when it came out in 2014 and loved it, and in the four years since then, i've been eagerly anticipating the release of this essay collection. idk if my literary preferences have changed in those years or if i raised my expectations so high that i was bound to be ...

    I'm little tired of memoir about boys writer has loved but her writing is pretty interesting ...

    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...

    This book will stay with me for some time. Hodson's prose is so spare and stripped down every sentence feels like it's an introduction to a long story. There are some essays - like The End of Longing - that are made up of seemingly unrelated sentences that fill up to a strange whole, l...

    Blown away by this. ...

    This collection is incredible. It's like going to Yosemite National Park and everywhere you look there is this piece of looming nature that godsmacks a tiny person, not to say there are too many mountains or rivers in this collection, the mountains and rivers and trees are people and t...

    3.5 / 5 stars This book is a collection of essays recounting the author's life, work, and relationships. I wouldn't call this book a memoir, but it seems to contain autobiographical elements. The book is also both meditative and chaotic, stewing on issues of power, gender, and sexua...

    This book changed my perspective on what an essay collection can look like. There were no "formulas" or typical portrayals of universal truths, and each essay was structured with multiple section breaks, reminiscent of Mary Robison's "Why Did I Ever?" This style may not work for everyo...

    "It?s this level of belief in the impossible that allows me to believe in you, in us, in our lasting. We must want each other to break in a way -- why else would we take it this far? We must like the idea of burning down our homes and creating one out of the body we share." I copi...

    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 ...

  • alexandra
    Jul 16, 2018

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

    "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 fr...

    This causes me to wait breathlessly for everything Chelsea Hodson will write next. 10 stars. ...

    Tedious. I couldn?t finish this one, but felt I?d read enough to make a rating. It?s filled with pedestrian MA in Personal Essay passages and aimless coasting and credit card debt-racking (such is our generation?s experience, but I?d love to read someone actually grappling wi...

    "For our high school graduation party, our school hired a hypnotist. My best friend volunteered herself, went onstage, fell asleep, and then he had her dancing and singing Backstreet Boys songs. When she woke up again, she walked back to her seat and I tried to tell her what she'd done...

    While this collection had some good chapters, there were moments when my attention started to wander and my thoughts could've been titled Tonight I'm Reading Something Else. Okay, that was an easy joke, so I should mention that it worked best when Hodson wrote about childhood / teen / ...

    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 wri...

    Je serais un grand lecteur de poésie si la poésie était toujours comme ça. ...

    I read the inside cover before I bought this book and read it again after I finished. And, I can't say that the promise matches my perceptions. Hodson is a skilled writer, but that is all that I can say to recommend Tonight I'm Someone Else. This collection of essays reads more lik...

    Chelsea Hodson is one of 3 or 4 living writers whose prose completely breaks me. I never feel comfortable in her essays... I?m blindfolded, at her mercy. I can?t tell if she?s holding a knife to my throat or her own. It doesn?t matter; someone is going to get hurt, and that?s...

    Reading this book felt like giving it direct access to my brain + a high-level security clearance & letting it cause as much chaos as it wanted in there. ...

    I loved this book so so so so much. Finally a book of essays where the writer doesn't tell you how they want us to be, but how we are. ...

    Um dos melhores livros que eu li esse ano e na vida. Extremamente sensível, único, bem escrito. O estilo abstrato e quase surreal dos ensaios me fez passear pelos pensamentos dela e em seu "universo". É até difícil encontrar palavras para falar sobre esse livro, considerando o qua...

    i enjoyed every single one of these essays but also none of them will stay with me beyond this reading? That's not to say the writing isn't incredible, that Chelsea Hodson doesn't have a natural talent with narrative prose, and that I won't read everything she ever produces ? because...

  • Quinn
    Aug 07, 2018

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

    "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 fr...

    This causes me to wait breathlessly for everything Chelsea Hodson will write next. 10 stars. ...

    Tedious. I couldn?t finish this one, but felt I?d read enough to make a rating. It?s filled with pedestrian MA in Personal Essay passages and aimless coasting and credit card debt-racking (such is our generation?s experience, but I?d love to read someone actually grappling wi...

    "For our high school graduation party, our school hired a hypnotist. My best friend volunteered herself, went onstage, fell asleep, and then he had her dancing and singing Backstreet Boys songs. When she woke up again, she walked back to her seat and I tried to tell her what she'd done...

    While this collection had some good chapters, there were moments when my attention started to wander and my thoughts could've been titled Tonight I'm Reading Something Else. Okay, that was an easy joke, so I should mention that it worked best when Hodson wrote about childhood / teen / ...

    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 wri...

    Je serais un grand lecteur de poésie si la poésie était toujours comme ça. ...

    I read the inside cover before I bought this book and read it again after I finished. And, I can't say that the promise matches my perceptions. Hodson is a skilled writer, but that is all that I can say to recommend Tonight I'm Someone Else. This collection of essays reads more lik...

    Chelsea Hodson is one of 3 or 4 living writers whose prose completely breaks me. I never feel comfortable in her essays... I?m blindfolded, at her mercy. I can?t tell if she?s holding a knife to my throat or her own. It doesn?t matter; someone is going to get hurt, and that?s...

    Reading this book felt like giving it direct access to my brain + a high-level security clearance & letting it cause as much chaos as it wanted in there. ...

    I loved this book so so so so much. Finally a book of essays where the writer doesn't tell you how they want us to be, but how we are. ...

    Um dos melhores livros que eu li esse ano e na vida. Extremamente sensível, único, bem escrito. O estilo abstrato e quase surreal dos ensaios me fez passear pelos pensamentos dela e em seu "universo". É até difícil encontrar palavras para falar sobre esse livro, considerando o qua...

    i enjoyed every single one of these essays but also none of them will stay with me beyond this reading? That's not to say the writing isn't incredible, that Chelsea Hodson doesn't have a natural talent with narrative prose, and that I won't read everything she ever produces ? because...

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 ...

    FUCK this was so good!!!!! ...

    i read pity the animal when it came out in 2014 and loved it, and in the four years since then, i've been eagerly anticipating the release of this essay collection. idk if my literary preferences have changed in those years or if i raised my expectations so high that i was bound to be ...

    I'm little tired of memoir about boys writer has loved but her writing is pretty interesting ...

    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...

    This book will stay with me for some time. Hodson's prose is so spare and stripped down every sentence feels like it's an introduction to a long story. There are some essays - like The End of Longing - that are made up of seemingly unrelated sentences that fill up to a strange whole, l...

    Blown away by this. ...

    This collection is incredible. It's like going to Yosemite National Park and everywhere you look there is this piece of looming nature that godsmacks a tiny person, not to say there are too many mountains or rivers in this collection, the mountains and rivers and trees are people and t...

    3.5 / 5 stars This book is a collection of essays recounting the author's life, work, and relationships. I wouldn't call this book a memoir, but it seems to contain autobiographical elements. The book is also both meditative and chaotic, stewing on issues of power, gender, and sexua...

  • Rachel Davies
    Mar 08, 2018

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

    "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 fr...

    This causes me to wait breathlessly for everything Chelsea Hodson will write next. 10 stars. ...

    Tedious. I couldn?t finish this one, but felt I?d read enough to make a rating. It?s filled with pedestrian MA in Personal Essay passages and aimless coasting and credit card debt-racking (such is our generation?s experience, but I?d love to read someone actually grappling wi...

    "For our high school graduation party, our school hired a hypnotist. My best friend volunteered herself, went onstage, fell asleep, and then he had her dancing and singing Backstreet Boys songs. When she woke up again, she walked back to her seat and I tried to tell her what she'd done...

    While this collection had some good chapters, there were moments when my attention started to wander and my thoughts could've been titled Tonight I'm Reading Something Else. Okay, that was an easy joke, so I should mention that it worked best when Hodson wrote about childhood / teen / ...

    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 wri...

    Je serais un grand lecteur de poésie si la poésie était toujours comme ça. ...

    I read the inside cover before I bought this book and read it again after I finished. And, I can't say that the promise matches my perceptions. Hodson is a skilled writer, but that is all that I can say to recommend Tonight I'm Someone Else. This collection of essays reads more lik...

    Chelsea Hodson is one of 3 or 4 living writers whose prose completely breaks me. I never feel comfortable in her essays... I?m blindfolded, at her mercy. I can?t tell if she?s holding a knife to my throat or her own. It doesn?t matter; someone is going to get hurt, and that?s...

    Reading this book felt like giving it direct access to my brain + a high-level security clearance & letting it cause as much chaos as it wanted in there. ...

    I loved this book so so so so much. Finally a book of essays where the writer doesn't tell you how they want us to be, but how we are. ...

    Um dos melhores livros que eu li esse ano e na vida. Extremamente sensível, único, bem escrito. O estilo abstrato e quase surreal dos ensaios me fez passear pelos pensamentos dela e em seu "universo". É até difícil encontrar palavras para falar sobre esse livro, considerando o qua...

    i enjoyed every single one of these essays but also none of them will stay with me beyond this reading? That's not to say the writing isn't incredible, that Chelsea Hodson doesn't have a natural talent with narrative prose, and that I won't read everything she ever produces ? because...

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 ...

  • Brandon Amico
    Mar 22, 2018

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

    "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 fr...

    This causes me to wait breathlessly for everything Chelsea Hodson will write next. 10 stars. ...

    Tedious. I couldn?t finish this one, but felt I?d read enough to make a rating. It?s filled with pedestrian MA in Personal Essay passages and aimless coasting and credit card debt-racking (such is our generation?s experience, but I?d love to read someone actually grappling wi...

    "For our high school graduation party, our school hired a hypnotist. My best friend volunteered herself, went onstage, fell asleep, and then he had her dancing and singing Backstreet Boys songs. When she woke up again, she walked back to her seat and I tried to tell her what she'd done...

    While this collection had some good chapters, there were moments when my attention started to wander and my thoughts could've been titled Tonight I'm Reading Something Else. Okay, that was an easy joke, so I should mention that it worked best when Hodson wrote about childhood / teen / ...

    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 wri...

    Je serais un grand lecteur de poésie si la poésie était toujours comme ça. ...

    I read the inside cover before I bought this book and read it again after I finished. And, I can't say that the promise matches my perceptions. Hodson is a skilled writer, but that is all that I can say to recommend Tonight I'm Someone Else. This collection of essays reads more lik...

    Chelsea Hodson is one of 3 or 4 living writers whose prose completely breaks me. I never feel comfortable in her essays... I?m blindfolded, at her mercy. I can?t tell if she?s holding a knife to my throat or her own. It doesn?t matter; someone is going to get hurt, and that?s...

    Reading this book felt like giving it direct access to my brain + a high-level security clearance & letting it cause as much chaos as it wanted in there. ...

    I loved this book so so so so much. Finally a book of essays where the writer doesn't tell you how they want us to be, but how we are. ...

    Um dos melhores livros que eu li esse ano e na vida. Extremamente sensível, único, bem escrito. O estilo abstrato e quase surreal dos ensaios me fez passear pelos pensamentos dela e em seu "universo". É até difícil encontrar palavras para falar sobre esse livro, considerando o qua...

    i enjoyed every single one of these essays but also none of them will stay with me beyond this reading? That's not to say the writing isn't incredible, that Chelsea Hodson doesn't have a natural talent with narrative prose, and that I won't read everything she ever produces ? because...

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 ...

    FUCK this was so good!!!!! ...

    i read pity the animal when it came out in 2014 and loved it, and in the four years since then, i've been eagerly anticipating the release of this essay collection. idk if my literary preferences have changed in those years or if i raised my expectations so high that i was bound to be ...

    I'm little tired of memoir about boys writer has loved but her writing is pretty interesting ...

    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...

  • Daniel
    Aug 13, 2018

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

    "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 fr...

    This causes me to wait breathlessly for everything Chelsea Hodson will write next. 10 stars. ...

    Tedious. I couldn?t finish this one, but felt I?d read enough to make a rating. It?s filled with pedestrian MA in Personal Essay passages and aimless coasting and credit card debt-racking (such is our generation?s experience, but I?d love to read someone actually grappling wi...

    "For our high school graduation party, our school hired a hypnotist. My best friend volunteered herself, went onstage, fell asleep, and then he had her dancing and singing Backstreet Boys songs. When she woke up again, she walked back to her seat and I tried to tell her what she'd done...

    While this collection had some good chapters, there were moments when my attention started to wander and my thoughts could've been titled Tonight I'm Reading Something Else. Okay, that was an easy joke, so I should mention that it worked best when Hodson wrote about childhood / teen / ...

    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 wri...

    Je serais un grand lecteur de poésie si la poésie était toujours comme ça. ...

  • Sarah High
    Sep 16, 2018

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

    "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 fr...

    This causes me to wait breathlessly for everything Chelsea Hodson will write next. 10 stars. ...

    Tedious. I couldn?t finish this one, but felt I?d read enough to make a rating. It?s filled with pedestrian MA in Personal Essay passages and aimless coasting and credit card debt-racking (such is our generation?s experience, but I?d love to read someone actually grappling wi...

    "For our high school graduation party, our school hired a hypnotist. My best friend volunteered herself, went onstage, fell asleep, and then he had her dancing and singing Backstreet Boys songs. When she woke up again, she walked back to her seat and I tried to tell her what she'd done...

    While this collection had some good chapters, there were moments when my attention started to wander and my thoughts could've been titled Tonight I'm Reading Something Else. Okay, that was an easy joke, so I should mention that it worked best when Hodson wrote about childhood / teen / ...

    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 wri...

    Je serais un grand lecteur de poésie si la poésie était toujours comme ça. ...

    I read the inside cover before I bought this book and read it again after I finished. And, I can't say that the promise matches my perceptions. Hodson is a skilled writer, but that is all that I can say to recommend Tonight I'm Someone Else. This collection of essays reads more lik...

    Chelsea Hodson is one of 3 or 4 living writers whose prose completely breaks me. I never feel comfortable in her essays... I?m blindfolded, at her mercy. I can?t tell if she?s holding a knife to my throat or her own. It doesn?t matter; someone is going to get hurt, and that?s...

    Reading this book felt like giving it direct access to my brain + a high-level security clearance & letting it cause as much chaos as it wanted in there. ...

    I loved this book so so so so much. Finally a book of essays where the writer doesn't tell you how they want us to be, but how we are. ...

    Um dos melhores livros que eu li esse ano e na vida. Extremamente sensível, único, bem escrito. O estilo abstrato e quase surreal dos ensaios me fez passear pelos pensamentos dela e em seu "universo". É até difícil encontrar palavras para falar sobre esse livro, considerando o qua...

    i enjoyed every single one of these essays but also none of them will stay with me beyond this reading? That's not to say the writing isn't incredible, that Chelsea Hodson doesn't have a natural talent with narrative prose, and that I won't read everything she ever produces ? because...

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 ...

    FUCK this was so good!!!!! ...

    i read pity the animal when it came out in 2014 and loved it, and in the four years since then, i've been eagerly anticipating the release of this essay collection. idk if my literary preferences have changed in those years or if i raised my expectations so high that i was bound to be ...

    I'm little tired of memoir about boys writer has loved but her writing is pretty interesting ...

    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...

    This book will stay with me for some time. Hodson's prose is so spare and stripped down every sentence feels like it's an introduction to a long story. There are some essays - like The End of Longing - that are made up of seemingly unrelated sentences that fill up to a strange whole, l...

    Blown away by this. ...

    This collection is incredible. It's like going to Yosemite National Park and everywhere you look there is this piece of looming nature that godsmacks a tiny person, not to say there are too many mountains or rivers in this collection, the mountains and rivers and trees are people and t...

    3.5 / 5 stars This book is a collection of essays recounting the author's life, work, and relationships. I wouldn't call this book a memoir, but it seems to contain autobiographical elements. The book is also both meditative and chaotic, stewing on issues of power, gender, and sexua...

    This book changed my perspective on what an essay collection can look like. There were no "formulas" or typical portrayals of universal truths, and each essay was structured with multiple section breaks, reminiscent of Mary Robison's "Why Did I Ever?" This style may not work for everyo...

    "It?s this level of belief in the impossible that allows me to believe in you, in us, in our lasting. We must want each other to break in a way -- why else would we take it this far? We must like the idea of burning down our homes and creating one out of the body we share." I copi...

    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 ...

    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 essay...

    A lot of these essays were pretty much just strings of unrelated sentences. Good sentences, but still. ...

    A good friend once said, ?To be an essayist one has to either be interesting or a good writer.? ...

  • Michelle King
    Apr 03, 2018

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

    "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 fr...

    This causes me to wait breathlessly for everything Chelsea Hodson will write next. 10 stars. ...

    Tedious. I couldn?t finish this one, but felt I?d read enough to make a rating. It?s filled with pedestrian MA in Personal Essay passages and aimless coasting and credit card debt-racking (such is our generation?s experience, but I?d love to read someone actually grappling wi...

    "For our high school graduation party, our school hired a hypnotist. My best friend volunteered herself, went onstage, fell asleep, and then he had her dancing and singing Backstreet Boys songs. When she woke up again, she walked back to her seat and I tried to tell her what she'd done...

    While this collection had some good chapters, there were moments when my attention started to wander and my thoughts could've been titled Tonight I'm Reading Something Else. Okay, that was an easy joke, so I should mention that it worked best when Hodson wrote about childhood / teen / ...

    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 wri...

    Je serais un grand lecteur de poésie si la poésie était toujours comme ça. ...

    I read the inside cover before I bought this book and read it again after I finished. And, I can't say that the promise matches my perceptions. Hodson is a skilled writer, but that is all that I can say to recommend Tonight I'm Someone Else. This collection of essays reads more lik...

    Chelsea Hodson is one of 3 or 4 living writers whose prose completely breaks me. I never feel comfortable in her essays... I?m blindfolded, at her mercy. I can?t tell if she?s holding a knife to my throat or her own. It doesn?t matter; someone is going to get hurt, and that?s...

    Reading this book felt like giving it direct access to my brain + a high-level security clearance & letting it cause as much chaos as it wanted in there. ...

    I loved this book so so so so much. Finally a book of essays where the writer doesn't tell you how they want us to be, but how we are. ...

    Um dos melhores livros que eu li esse ano e na vida. Extremamente sensível, único, bem escrito. O estilo abstrato e quase surreal dos ensaios me fez passear pelos pensamentos dela e em seu "universo". É até difícil encontrar palavras para falar sobre esse livro, considerando o qua...

    i enjoyed every single one of these essays but also none of them will stay with me beyond this reading? That's not to say the writing isn't incredible, that Chelsea Hodson doesn't have a natural talent with narrative prose, and that I won't read everything she ever produces ? because...

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 ...

    FUCK this was so good!!!!! ...

    i read pity the animal when it came out in 2014 and loved it, and in the four years since then, i've been eagerly anticipating the release of this essay collection. idk if my literary preferences have changed in those years or if i raised my expectations so high that i was bound to be ...

    I'm little tired of memoir about boys writer has loved but her writing is pretty interesting ...

    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...

    This book will stay with me for some time. Hodson's prose is so spare and stripped down every sentence feels like it's an introduction to a long story. There are some essays - like The End of Longing - that are made up of seemingly unrelated sentences that fill up to a strange whole, l...

    Blown away by this. ...

  • Mateus Rizzo
    Jul 17, 2018

    3.5 stars A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity ...

    "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 fr...

    This causes me to wait breathlessly for everything Chelsea Hodson will write next. 10 stars. ...

    Tedious. I couldn?t finish this one, but felt I?d read enough to make a rating. It?s filled with pedestrian MA in Personal Essay passages and aimless coasting and credit card debt-racking (such is our generation?s experience, but I?d love to read someone actually grappling wi...

    "For our high school graduation party, our school hired a hypnotist. My best friend volunteered herself, went onstage, fell asleep, and then he had her dancing and singing Backstreet Boys songs. When she woke up again, she walked back to her seat and I tried to tell her what she'd done...

    While this collection had some good chapters, there were moments when my attention started to wander and my thoughts could've been titled Tonight I'm Reading Something Else. Okay, that was an easy joke, so I should mention that it worked best when Hodson wrote about childhood / teen / ...

    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 wri...

    Je serais un grand lecteur de poésie si la poésie était toujours comme ça. ...

    I read the inside cover before I bought this book and read it again after I finished. And, I can't say that the promise matches my perceptions. Hodson is a skilled writer, but that is all that I can say to recommend Tonight I'm Someone Else. This collection of essays reads more lik...

    Chelsea Hodson is one of 3 or 4 living writers whose prose completely breaks me. I never feel comfortable in her essays... I?m blindfolded, at her mercy. I can?t tell if she?s holding a knife to my throat or her own. It doesn?t matter; someone is going to get hurt, and that?s...

    Reading this book felt like giving it direct access to my brain + a high-level security clearance & letting it cause as much chaos as it wanted in there. ...

    I loved this book so so so so much. Finally a book of essays where the writer doesn't tell you how they want us to be, but how we are. ...

    Um dos melhores livros que eu li esse ano e na vida. Extremamente sensível, único, bem escrito. O estilo abstrato e quase surreal dos ensaios me fez passear pelos pensamentos dela e em seu "universo". É até difícil encontrar palavras para falar sobre esse livro, considerando o qua...