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Elissa Washuta


Hugo House Capitol Hill
Wed., July 1, 7 p.m. 2015


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Recommended by Rich Smith

When I read Elissa Washuta’s first book of essays, My Body Is a Book of Rules, I was fascinated by the forms she chose to shape her content. To name a few: She used real and imagined documents to talk about her diagnosis of bipolar disorder, a reverse chronology of sexual partners to talk about sex and sexual assault, and TV scripts from popular shows to talk about rape. I was also floored by her candor. In those essays, she let no one off the hook, especially not herself. In her new book, Starvation Mode: A Memoir of Food, Consumption, and Control, Washuta continues—in content and in form—to explore the rules we place on our bodies and the rules the culture places on us. RICH SMITH

Hugo House

1634 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

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  • Wed., July 1, 7 p.m. 2015