Make It Scream, Make It Burn by Leslie Jamison audiobook

Make It Scream, Make It Burn: Essays

By Leslie Jamison
Read by Leslie Jamison

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown 9780316259668

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • $76.99

    ISBN: 9781549100192

Runtime: 9.06 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Literary Collections
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An Entertainment Weekly Pick of the 40 Biggest Titles of the Season

An Esquire Magazine Pick of the Best Nonfiction Books of 2019

An O Magazine Pick of Must-Read Books for Fall

A Millions.com Pick of Most Anticipated Books of the Month

A Bookpage Most Anticipated Book in Nonfiction

From the "astounding" (Entertainment Weekly), "spectacularly evocative" (The Atlantic), and "brilliant" (Los Angeles Times) author of the New York Times bestsellers The Recovering and The Empathy Exams comes a return to the essay form in this expansive new book.
With the virtuosic synthesis of memoir, criticism, and journalism for which she has become known, Leslie Jamison offers us fourteen new essays that are by turns ecstatic, searching, staggering, and wise. In its kaleidoscopic sweep, Make It Scream, Make It Burn creates a profound exploration of the oceanic depths of longing and the reverberations of obsession.
Among Jamison's subjects are 52 Blue, deemed "the loneliest whale in the world"; the eerie past-life memories of children; the devoted citizens of an online world called Second Life; the haunted landscape of the Sri Lankan Civil War; and an entire museum dedicated to the relics of broken relationships. Jamison follows these examinations to more personal reckonings -- with elusive men and ruptured romances, with marriage and maternity -- in essays about eloping in Las Vegas, becoming a stepmother, and giving birth.
Often compared to Joan Didion and Susan Sontag, and widely considered one of the defining voices of her generation, Jamison interrogates her own life with the same nuance and rigor she brings to her subjects. Indeed, this refusal to hide -- this emotional and intellectual frankness -- is precisely the quality that makes her questing and irrepressible voice impossible to resist.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A beautifully compiled collection of previously published essays (including one for which she was named a National Magazine Award finalist) reflecting on obsession and longing.” Entertainment Weekly
“The author…wages a journalistic battle between sentiment and detachment.” New York Times
“[A] cocktail of memoir, journalism, and cultural criticism in this dazzling collection…[that] investigates what we owe one another.” Esquire
“The essays…are fabulously quirky and unconventional…The nonfiction collection tackles the all-too-human topic of yearning and its oft-corollary, obsession. Both gurgle beneath the writer’s sonorous and captivating prose.” Los Angeles Times
“If you ever need to be reminded of the potential of the essay and why essay collections matter…read Leslie Jamison. Her new book is a collection of fourteen essays that blend memoir with literary criticism and reporting and cultural history.” Goop
“Richly diverse…Jamison’s observational skills, genuine empathy, and lack of sentimentality create an intelligent blending of journalism, scholarship, and memoir.” Library Journal
“Illuminating and ruminative…Jamison is positively brilliant when penetrating a subject and unraveling its layers of meaning…Fans of the author’s unique brand of perceptiveness will be delighted.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Leslie Jamison

Author Bio: Leslie Jamison

Leslie Jamison is an author whose novel, The Gin Closet, was a Los Angeles Times First Fiction Prize finalist and San Francisco Chronicle notable book of 2010. Her bestselling essay collection, The Empathy Exams, was named a New York Times Notable Book and a “Best Book” by NPR. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, and the Oxford American, among others, and she is a columnist for the New York Times Book Review. was born in Washington DC and grew up in Los Angeles. She has attended Harvard University, Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and Yale University. She teaches at Columbia University.

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Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Literary Collections
Runtime: 9.06
Audience: Adult
Language: English