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A new collection of essays about obsession and longing from Leslie Jamison, the New York Times bestselling author of The Recovering and The Empathy Exams. A combination of memoir, criticism, and journalism, Make It Scream, Make It Burn is Leslie Jamison's profound exploration of the oceanic depths of longing and the reverberations of obsession.

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Hardcover, 272 pages
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by Little, Brown and Company
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Vincent Scarpa
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Leslie Jamison is one of the best nonfiction writers of our time. Reading her on the page is exactly what I want always to be doing.
Mary
May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I fell in love with Leslie Jamison's writing with her exquisite memoir, The Recovering. Her journalistic storytelling gets a chance to run wild in the series of essays contained in Make It Scream, Make It Burn. Ms. Jamison takes the reader all over the world as if they are living in her notebooks along with her stories. Well done.
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May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: essays
metaphor always connects two disparate points; it suggests that no pathos exists in isolation, no plight exists apart from the plights of others. loneliness seeks out metaphors not just for definition but for the companionship of resonance, the promise of kinship in comparison.
leslie jamison's writing is incisive and insightful, and, at its best, is marked by a sort of epiphanic explication—as if the construction of her resplendent prose is conjoined with the realizations they are simultaneous
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Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read an early digital manuscript that I obtained as an employee of Hachette Book Group.

Formal review to come closer to pub date.
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