Tuesday, May 15, 2018
7:00 pm
Dabney Hall, Lounge – Dabney Hall

James Michelin Distinguished Visitors Program

The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath
Leslie Jamison, American Novelist and Essayist

Leslie Jamison's newest book, The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath, is a highly anticipated tour-de-force exploration of addiction and recovery that blends memoir and cultural criticism with on-the-ground reporting and deep archival research. According to Publishers Weekly, the "dark humor, evocative prose, and clear-eyed, heartfelt insights Jamison deploys here only underscore her reputation as a writer of fearsome talent." Jamison's essay collection, The Empathy Exams, was recognized as a Notable Book of 2014 and an Editors' Choice by the New York Times, and her 2010 novel, The Gin Closet, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She teaches at the Columbia University MFA program and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times Book Review, Harper's, and the New York Times Magazine.

The Recovering will be available for purchase and signing at this event.

This event is free and open to the public.

"Does Recovery Kill Great Writing," by Leslie Jamison from The New York Times Magazine (March 13, 2018).

Contact Cecilia Lu cecilial@caltech.edu at 626-395-1724
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