Alison Espach

Alison Espach

in Trumbull, Connecticut, The United States
January 01, 1984



Alison Espach grew up in Trumbull, Connecticut, where she lived for most of her life. She earned her BA from Providence College and her Masters in Creative Writing from Washington University in St. Louis. Her writing has appeared in McSweeney's, Five Chapters, Glamour, Salon, The Daily Beast, Writer's Digest, and other journals.

She is currently teaching in New York City.

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In between writing contests and episodes of Breaking Bad and indecision regarding whether or not to post videos of the CatWars going on in my house, I've decided to post some of the interviews and essays I've done from the past two years.  I pretty much have no idea how to add new items to my website, so that is where this dear blog comes in.   I'm going to post backwards, from the most re... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.48 · 3,275 ratings · 433 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
The Adults

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Someone's Uncle: A Story

3.65 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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“Children's lives are always beginning and adults' lives are always ending. Or is it the opposite? Your childhood is always ending and your adult self is always beginning. You are always learning how to say good-bye to whoever you were at the dinner table the night before.”
Alison Espach, The Adults

“And then once in the music storage room. It was cold. The room was small with thin gray carpet and I cried after in my bed thinking of how sad the violins looked alone in the corner. It was embarrassing to have sex in front of the wrong things, especially a violin, which was so dignified at every angle”
Alison Espach, The Adults

“Cry your guts out because nothing is sadder than an adult who forgets how to be a child.”
Alison Espach

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