Literary Nonfiction. Michelle Junot has kept notes on her phone for years—what to pick up at the store, work-out logs, prayers, hopes, thoughts on life and death—all the while creating a snapshot of her life with an honesty that only occurs when not paying attention. In NOTES FROM MY PHONE* (Mason Jar Press, 2016), Junot opens up her phone and her life to you. This collection of essays, to-do lists, vignettes, reminders and dreams mixes heart-felt memoir with the everyday marginalia that makes up a twenty-something's life and day planner. The everyday is placed side-by-side with the universal, and in doing so, transcends to be more than the sum of its parts. If, "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans," then NOTES FROM MY PHONE*, celebrates life in all its tedious and troubling beauty.
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Michelle Junot is a writer, graphic designer, and copy editor. She is the author of NOTES FROM MY PHONE* A SELF- PORTRAIT IN HER TWENTIES (Mason Jar Press, 2016), and of and the floor was always lava, a collection of essays exploring childhood and memory. Her writing has been published in Deep South Magazine, Atticus Review, BmoreArt, The Avenue, and Baltimore STYLE. Michelle earned her MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts from University of Baltimore and her BA in Communication and Dance from Centenary College of Louisiana. She grew up in southern Louisiana and has strong opinions on the pronunciation of pecan, praline and New Orleans.Author City: LITTLE ROCK, AR USA