“Full Grown People is my new appendage. I’ve dragged it everywhere, reading each essay again and again, reliving their surprises and sorrow and humor (in my case, the snort-laugh variety). As individual pieces, they tackle the joys and challenges of this beautiful mess of a life—fear, faith, class, health, healing, staying/going, kids/no kids, and love in its wild and myriad forms. Taken together, they challenge us to consider what happens after the coming of age, posing questions of this world that I didn’t know I had and giving me a part of myself that I didn’t know was missing. Jennifer Niesslein has done the impossible with this anthology: inspiring us not just to survive this life, but to live the holy hell out of it.” —Megan Stielstra, author of Once I Was Cool
Full Grown People’s first book! An anthology of thirty essays from the site, The Greatest Hits takes you on a tour around the awkward ages in adulthood. The Writer magazine says Full Grown People publishes “powerful personal essays that examine the human experience with candor and wit.” All that and free shipping? That’s right, baby.
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“These essays sizzle with urgency, honesty, lust, and release. I’m not sure I’ve ever read a collection where all the essayists bare themselves with such profound vulnerability. Here we are reminded of our first crushes, our first mistakes, and our repeated attempts to navigate toward the best versions of ourselves. Jennifer Niesslein has created a far-ranging anthology that showcases talented essayists doing what we all do: grapple with the leaps we’ve made and the lengths we’ll go to outrun the falls.”
—Jill Talbot, the author of The Way We Weren’t: A Memoir
“Everyone has a story to tell, and when those individual stories are told well they transcend the particular. In Soul Mate 101, each story of love lost and love found, of sexual desire and spiritual connection, becomes universal. Here, desire evolves—or doesn’t—sometimes years after it begins as puppy love. These 21 outstanding writers explore love and sex in language whose rhythm ranges from sensuous to urgent. Soul Mate 101 is an advanced class in the longings of the human heart.”
—Sue William Silverman, author, Love Sick: One Woman’s Journey through Sexual Addiction
What does love look like in adulthood? Sometimes many splendored, often mucho complicated.
This collection of twenty-one essays showcases the breadth of where love can take us: a divorced woman dates a younger man; a woman with a brain injury forgets her relationship is over; the perfect love song haunts a man’s life; a widow finds a new soul mate; a woman advises against marrying a soul mate, if you happen to find one.
The stellar line-up of writers includes Sara Bir, William Bradley, Gayle Brandeis, Glendaliz Camacho, Carolyn Edgar, Sarah Einstein, Reyna Eisenstark, Dionne Ford, McKel Jensen, Jean Kim, Antonia Malchik, Zsofi McMullin, Catherine Newman, Deesha Philyaw, Browning Porter, Susan Kushner Resnick, Natasha Sajé, Tracy Sutton Schorn, Louise Sloan, Megan Stielstra, and Elissa Wald.
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