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Lacy M. Johnson

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Lacy M. Johnson is the author of The Reckonings and the memoir The Other Side, which was named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, an Edgar Award in Best Fact Crime, and the CLMP Firecracker Award in Nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Tin House, Guernica, and elsewhere. She lives in Houston and teaches creative nonfiction at Rice University.

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The Other Side: A Memoir

3.97 avg rating — 1,455 ratings — published 2014 — 9 editions
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The Reckonings

4.33 avg rating — 566 ratings — published 2018 — 8 editions
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Trespasses: A Memoir

3.82 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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“Men take my picture and sometimes give me money. They ask me to take off my clothes and then they take my picture. They call it art. They call it nude.”
Lacy M. Johnson, The Other Side: A Memoir

“It is important to pause to celebrate those victories, no matter how small,' she says, 'because that is what gives you courage to fight the really big battles, the ones you have to fight even though there's no chance of winning.' [Kay Drey on stopping 1 of 2 nuclear reactors from being built]”
Lacy M. Johnson, The Reckonings

“I’m trying to communicate to him that I want to escape. I want him to help me crawl out of my skin. Help me. Up. Out. Help. Out.”
Lacy M. Johnson, The Other Side: A Memoir

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