Literary Nonfiction. After two full-length collections of fiction that mixed his irreverent treatment of form and gritty real-life candor, Jamie Iredell delivers an assured and honest collection of personal essays. I WAS A FAT DRUNK CATHOLIC SCHOOL INSOMNIAC reveals a writer who takes on his (literal) highs and (existential) lows with the unembellished voice of an anthropologist. Erudite, funny, and fearless, Iredell dives into subjects like drugs, alcoholism, body image, racism, feminism, and religion, and shines a light on some of the darkest moments of life. The essays are personal, confessional, and ultimately full of hope.
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Jamie Iredell lives and teaches in Atlanta. He is the author of two books published by Future Tense Books, I WAS A FAT DRUNK CATHOLIC SCHOOL INSOMNIAC (2013), and THE BOOK OF FREAKS (2011), as well as Prose: Poems, a Novel. His writing has appeared on HTMLGIANT, The Rumpus, The Nervous Breakdown, Thought Catalog, Pank, and elsewhere.Author City: ATLANTA, GA USA