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Lori Horvitz Presents The Girls of Usually

Mar 6 2015 19:30
Mar 6 2015 21:00
America/New York

 

Lori Horvitz grew up ashamed of her Eastern European Jewish roots, confused about her sexuality, and idolizing the "shiksa in her living room," a blonde all-American girl whose photo came in a double frame and was displayed next to a family photo from a bar mitzvah. Unable to join the "happy blonde families," she becomes a "hippie chick" who travels the world in search of … something. The Girls of Usually chronicles each trip, each romance, each experiment in reinventing herself that draws her closer to discovering the secret door through which she can escape from deep-rooted patterns and accept her own cultural, ethnic, and sexual identity.

Reading Lori Horvitz’s Girls of Usually feels like calling up an old friend and talking late into the night. Deeply intimate and wickedly funny, these are essays to be treasured.

—Stephanie Elizondo Griest, author Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing, and Havana

 

These smart, witty, and heartbreaking essays are pure magic and Lori Horvitz is, truly, a magician of the form.                                                         

—Lee Ann Roripaugh, author of Dandarians

 

Horvitz writes with a fine balance of wit and poignancy, deftly delivering her stories in a way that feels both personal and universal. The Girls of Usually is a read that stays with you—unsettling, complicated, and wholly rewarding.

—Artis Henderson, author of Unremarried Widow

 

Author bio: Lori Horvitzshort stories, poetry and personal essays have appeared in a variety of literary journals and anthologies, including Chattahoochee Review, Epiphany, South Dakota Review, Southeast Review, Hotel Amerika, Thirteenth Moon, Tusculum Review, and Quarter After Eight. Her essays have been included in two Seal Press anthologies:P.S.: What I Didn't Say: Unsent Letters to Our Female Friends and Dear John, I’m in Love With Jane. She has been awarded writing fellowships from Fundación Valparaiso, The Ragdale Foundation, Yaddo, Cottages at Hedgebrook, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Blue Mountain Center. Horvitz is Professor of Literature and Language at University of North Carolina at Asheville, where she teaches courses in creative writing, literature, and directs their Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program.


www.lorihorvitz.com

The Girls of Usually
$15.95
Model: 9781612481364

Location: 
Street:
1189 Euclid Ave NE
City:
Atlanta
,
Province:
Georgia
Postal Code:
30307-1509
Country:
United States

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