#tbt: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape by Peter Hedges

It’s 1991, and I’m lying on my bed in my dorm room. I’m a freshman in college, and it’s the first time I’ve been on my own, away from my close but incredibly dysfunctional family. I’m making friends, sort of, but I don’t feel like I entirely click with my housemates. I’m shy. I’m overweightContinue reading “#tbt: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape by Peter Hedges”

Elise’s Top 10 Books of 2018

Better late than never, isn’t that what they say? I think it applies here, too. Besides, we’re only one day into the new year. There’s still time to reflect, right? Right? Well, regardless, I’m going to share the 10 best books I read and/or listened to in 2018. In order, too! 10. Thinking About MemoirContinue reading “Elise’s Top 10 Books of 2018”

Regrets, I’ve Had a Few; or, My Writing History and What I’ve Learned from It

My name is Elise, and I am a writer. Or at least I try to be. In some senses I am; I did work as a ghostwriter for nearly a decade and write upward of fifty books in that time. So I think that qualifies me. And I have notebooks and thumb drives full ofContinue reading “Regrets, I’ve Had a Few; or, My Writing History and What I’ve Learned from It”