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...

    "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...

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

    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...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    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...

    "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...

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

    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...

    "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...

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

    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...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    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...

    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 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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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 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...

    "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...

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

    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...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    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...

    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 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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • 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...

    "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...

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

    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...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    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...

    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 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...

    "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...

    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...

    "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...

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

    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...

    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...

    "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...

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

    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...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    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...

    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. ...

  • Tabitha Blankenbiller
    Apr 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...

    "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...

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

    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...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    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...

    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 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...

    "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...

    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 ...

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

    Blown away by this. ...

    ?I think from a very young age, I?ve been drawn to people who were dangerous. I was drawn to the bad girl who had seen all the R-rated movies at age twelve and could tell me about them. I?ve always been interested in people who don?t seem to think about rules or have no concept...

    What a great debut collection. I was surprised by how much I liked it after hearing her read part of "I'm only a Thousand Miles Away" (which is relatable in ways but possibly my least favorite essay in the book) at her launch event at Greenlight. What a happy surprise to find how m...

    Unafraid and uncompromising, Hodson's essays find strength in their vulnerability. She offers a view of young adulthood that is complicated and contradictory and for most all of us, much too real to ever forget. ...

  • Richard Chiem
    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...

    "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...

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

    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...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    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...

    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 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...

    "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...

    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 ...

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

    Blown away by this. ...

    ?I think from a very young age, I?ve been drawn to people who were dangerous. I was drawn to the bad girl who had seen all the R-rated movies at age twelve and could tell me about them. I?ve always been interested in people who don?t seem to think about rules or have no concept...

    What a great debut collection. I was surprised by how much I liked it after hearing her read part of "I'm only a Thousand Miles Away" (which is relatable in ways but possibly my least favorite essay in the book) at her launch event at Greenlight. What a happy surprise to find how m...

    Unafraid and uncompromising, Hodson's essays find strength in their vulnerability. She offers a view of young adulthood that is complicated and contradictory and for most all of us, much too real to ever forget. ...

    Some really nice writing here, but a bit self-indulgent and not quite at the level of peers writing in a similar style?Maggie Nelson, Sarah Manguso, Jenny Offill. ...

    one of my favorite reads ever. Hodson is a master. ...

  • 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...

    "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...

    "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...

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

    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...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

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

  • Michael Smith
    Jul 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...

    "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...

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

    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...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    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...

    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 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...

    "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...

    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 ...

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

    Blown away by this. ...

    ?I think from a very young age, I?ve been drawn to people who were dangerous. I was drawn to the bad girl who had seen all the R-rated movies at age twelve and could tell me about them. I?ve always been interested in people who don?t seem to think about rules or have no concept...

    What a great debut collection. I was surprised by how much I liked it after hearing her read part of "I'm only a Thousand Miles Away" (which is relatable in ways but possibly my least favorite essay in the book) at her launch event at Greenlight. What a happy surprise to find how m...

    Unafraid and uncompromising, Hodson's essays find strength in their vulnerability. She offers a view of young adulthood that is complicated and contradictory and for most all of us, much too real to ever forget. ...

    Some really nice writing here, but a bit self-indulgent and not quite at the level of peers writing in a similar style?Maggie Nelson, Sarah Manguso, Jenny Offill. ...

  • 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...

    "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...

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

    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...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    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...

    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 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...

    "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...

  • Tiffany
    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...

    "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...

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

    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...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    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...

    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 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...

    "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...

    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 ...

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

    Blown away by this. ...

    ?I think from a very young age, I?ve been drawn to people who were dangerous. I was drawn to the bad girl who had seen all the R-rated movies at age twelve and could tell me about them. I?ve always been interested in people who don?t seem to think about rules or have no concept...

    What a great debut collection. I was surprised by how much I liked it after hearing her read part of "I'm only a Thousand Miles Away" (which is relatable in ways but possibly my least favorite essay in the book) at her launch event at Greenlight. What a happy surprise to find how m...

    Unafraid and uncompromising, Hodson's essays find strength in their vulnerability. She offers a view of young adulthood that is complicated and contradictory and for most all of us, much too real to ever forget. ...

    Some really nice writing here, but a bit self-indulgent and not quite at the level of peers writing in a similar style?Maggie Nelson, Sarah Manguso, Jenny Offill. ...

    one of my favorite reads ever. Hodson is a master. ...

    What a strange essay collection. I found myself both loathing it and loving it. Chelsea Hodson?s essays are poetic and troubling. I?m not sure I?ve ever dog eared so many pages to return to. ...

  • Sarah Glen
    Jun 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...

    "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...

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

    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...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    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...

    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 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...

    "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...

    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 ...

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

    Blown away by this. ...

    ?I think from a very young age, I?ve been drawn to people who were dangerous. I was drawn to the bad girl who had seen all the R-rated movies at age twelve and could tell me about them. I?ve always been interested in people who don?t seem to think about rules or have no concept...

    What a great debut collection. I was surprised by how much I liked it after hearing her read part of "I'm only a Thousand Miles Away" (which is relatable in ways but possibly my least favorite essay in the book) at her launch event at Greenlight. What a happy surprise to find how m...

  • 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...

    "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...

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

    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...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    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...

    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 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...

    "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...

    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 ...

  • Yadi (Bookiful.life)
    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...

    "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...

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

    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...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    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...

    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 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...

    "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...

    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 ...

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

    Blown away by this. ...

    ?I think from a very young age, I?ve been drawn to people who were dangerous. I was drawn to the bad girl who had seen all the R-rated movies at age twelve and could tell me about them. I?ve always been interested in people who don?t seem to think about rules or have no concept...

  • John Ruedebusch
    Jun 30, 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...

    "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...

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

    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...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    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...

    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 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...

    "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...

    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 ...

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

    Blown away by this. ...

    ?I think from a very young age, I?ve been drawn to people who were dangerous. I was drawn to the bad girl who had seen all the R-rated movies at age twelve and could tell me about them. I?ve always been interested in people who don?t seem to think about rules or have no concept...

    What a great debut collection. I was surprised by how much I liked it after hearing her read part of "I'm only a Thousand Miles Away" (which is relatable in ways but possibly my least favorite essay in the book) at her launch event at Greenlight. What a happy surprise to find how m...

    Unafraid and uncompromising, Hodson's essays find strength in their vulnerability. She offers a view of young adulthood that is complicated and contradictory and for most all of us, much too real to ever forget. ...

    Some really nice writing here, but a bit self-indulgent and not quite at the level of peers writing in a similar style?Maggie Nelson, Sarah Manguso, Jenny Offill. ...

    one of my favorite reads ever. Hodson is a master. ...

    What a strange essay collection. I found myself both loathing it and loving it. Chelsea Hodson?s essays are poetic and troubling. I?m not sure I?ve ever dog eared so many pages to return to. ...

    Brilliant writing. Combine that with honest and relatable personal anecdotes and ?! A couple parts were a little out of reach for me, but oh man, the ones that weren?t were pretty special! ...

  • 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...

    "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...

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

    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...

    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. ...

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

    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...

    "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...

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

    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...

    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. ...

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

    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...

    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...

    "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...

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

    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...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    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...

    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 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...

    "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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

  • 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...

    "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...

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

    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...

    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. ...

    <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...

    "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...

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

    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...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    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...

  • Rach
    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...

    "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...

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

    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...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    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...

    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 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...

    "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...

    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 ...

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

    Blown away by this. ...

    ?I think from a very young age, I?ve been drawn to people who were dangerous. I was drawn to the bad girl who had seen all the R-rated movies at age twelve and could tell me about them. I?ve always been interested in people who don?t seem to think about rules or have no concept...

    What a great debut collection. I was surprised by how much I liked it after hearing her read part of "I'm only a Thousand Miles Away" (which is relatable in ways but possibly my least favorite essay in the book) at her launch event at Greenlight. What a happy surprise to find how m...

    Unafraid and uncompromising, Hodson's essays find strength in their vulnerability. She offers a view of young adulthood that is complicated and contradictory and for most all of us, much too real to ever forget. ...

    Some really nice writing here, but a bit self-indulgent and not quite at the level of peers writing in a similar style?Maggie Nelson, Sarah Manguso, Jenny Offill. ...

    one of my favorite reads ever. Hodson is a master. ...

    What a strange essay collection. I found myself both loathing it and loving it. Chelsea Hodson?s essays are poetic and troubling. I?m not sure I?ve ever dog eared so many pages to return to. ...

    Brilliant writing. Combine that with honest and relatable personal anecdotes and ?! A couple parts were a little out of reach for me, but oh man, the ones that weren?t were pretty special! ...

    Poignant and honest. Self-immolation comes to mind, somehow. ...

    4.5 ...

  • Rose
    Jun 19, 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...

    "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...

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

    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...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    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...

    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 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...

    "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...

    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 ...

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

    Blown away by this. ...

    ?I think from a very young age, I?ve been drawn to people who were dangerous. I was drawn to the bad girl who had seen all the R-rated movies at age twelve and could tell me about them. I?ve always been interested in people who don?t seem to think about rules or have no concept...

    What a great debut collection. I was surprised by how much I liked it after hearing her read part of "I'm only a Thousand Miles Away" (which is relatable in ways but possibly my least favorite essay in the book) at her launch event at Greenlight. What a happy surprise to find how m...

    Unafraid and uncompromising, Hodson's essays find strength in their vulnerability. She offers a view of young adulthood that is complicated and contradictory and for most all of us, much too real to ever forget. ...

    Some really nice writing here, but a bit self-indulgent and not quite at the level of peers writing in a similar style?Maggie Nelson, Sarah Manguso, Jenny Offill. ...

    one of my favorite reads ever. Hodson is a master. ...

    What a strange essay collection. I found myself both loathing it and loving it. Chelsea Hodson?s essays are poetic and troubling. I?m not sure I?ve ever dog eared so many pages to return to. ...

    Brilliant writing. Combine that with honest and relatable personal anecdotes and ?! A couple parts were a little out of reach for me, but oh man, the ones that weren?t were pretty special! ...

    Poignant and honest. Self-immolation comes to mind, somehow. ...

    4.5 ...

    i want to consume this book and be consumed by it. everything about it is perfect. never have words resounded with me so completely. my devotion to this book is simple and deep. 5/5 ...

  • Savannah
    Apr 23, 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...

    "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...

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

    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...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    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...

    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 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...

    "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...

    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 ...

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

    Blown away by this. ...

    ?I think from a very young age, I?ve been drawn to people who were dangerous. I was drawn to the bad girl who had seen all the R-rated movies at age twelve and could tell me about them. I?ve always been interested in people who don?t seem to think about rules or have no concept...

    What a great debut collection. I was surprised by how much I liked it after hearing her read part of "I'm only a Thousand Miles Away" (which is relatable in ways but possibly my least favorite essay in the book) at her launch event at Greenlight. What a happy surprise to find how m...

    Unafraid and uncompromising, Hodson's essays find strength in their vulnerability. She offers a view of young adulthood that is complicated and contradictory and for most all of us, much too real to ever forget. ...

    Some really nice writing here, but a bit self-indulgent and not quite at the level of peers writing in a similar style?Maggie Nelson, Sarah Manguso, Jenny Offill. ...

    one of my favorite reads ever. Hodson is a master. ...

    What a strange essay collection. I found myself both loathing it and loving it. Chelsea Hodson?s essays are poetic and troubling. I?m not sure I?ve ever dog eared so many pages to return to. ...

    Brilliant writing. Combine that with honest and relatable personal anecdotes and ?! A couple parts were a little out of reach for me, but oh man, the ones that weren?t were pretty special! ...

    Poignant and honest. Self-immolation comes to mind, somehow. ...

  • 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...

    "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...

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

    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...

    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. ...

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

    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...

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

    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...

    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 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...

    "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...

    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 ...

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

    Blown away by this. ...