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Author Hodson, Chelsea, author.

Title Tonight I'm someone else : essays / Chelsea Hodson.

Publication Info. New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  814.6 HOD    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description x, 191 pages ; 21 cm
Contents Red letters from a red planet -- Simple woman -- Near miss -- The new love -- The end of longing -- Pity the animal -- The id speaks, mid-decision -- I'm only a thousand miles away -- Swollen and victorious -- Artist statement -- Halfway out the door -- Second row -- Leaving me -- The id speaks, mid-transformation -- Small crimes -- When I turn.
Summary "From graffiti gangs and Grand Theft Auto to sugar daddies, Schopenhauer, and a deadly game of Russian roulette, in these essays, Chelsea Hodson probes her own desires to examine where the physical and the proprietary collide. She asks what our privacy, our intimacy, and our own bodies are worth in the increasingly digital world of liking, linking, and sharing. Starting with Hodson's own work experience, which ranges from the mundane to the bizarre--including modeling and working on a NASA Mars mission--Hodson expands outward, looking at the ways in which the human will submits, whether in the marketplace or in a relationship. Both tender and jarring, this collection is relevant to anyone who's ever searched for what the self is worth. Hodson's accumulation within each piece is purposeful, and her prose vivid, clear, and sometimes even shocking, as she explores the wonderful and strange forms of desire. Tonight I'm Someone Else is a fresh, poetic debut from an exciting emerging voice, in which Hodson asks, "How much can a body endure?" And the resounding answer: "Almost everything.""
Subject American essays.
American essays. (OCoLC)fst00807040
Genre/Form Nonfiction.
Essays. (OCoLC)fst01919922
Added Title Essays. Selections
ISBN 9781250170194 paperback
1250170192 paperback
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