#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”

Combating Despair with Facts

The other day I was in a coffee shop working on my laptop and I overheard an interesting conversation happening next to me. A woman in her 30s was having coffee and talking with two older adults, who I assume are her parents. The woman’s talking about politics and about how terrible this administration isContinue reading “Combating Despair with Facts”