I WAS ONE OF MY MEMORIES is a collection of lyrical nonfiction that includes essays, poetry, prose, lists, postcards, and memoir.
“I wasn’t always like this,” Laurie Blauner writes in her first creative nonfiction book. In this book houses fly, the Wizard of Oz reveals himself, a recipe for fur is shared along with how humans recreate themselves as animal hybrids, Nabokov’s Lolita infatuation is observed, and the author describes having been seen outdoors in her underpants. I WAS ONE OF MY MEMORIES is a collection of lyrical nonfiction that includes essays, poetry, prose, lists, postcards, and memoir. The twenty essays cover a variety of topics, obsession, telling lies, outer and inner spaces, myths and facts, evolution, aging, the death of a beloved cat named Cyrus, and the definition of what it is to be human. In the book secrets surface concerning how to talk to yourself, good and bad familial relationships, pretending to be another religion, and a mother lying about her age.
“I love this book’s fragmented and looping storytelling, its sense of humor, and its amazing, strange, and smart sentences.” —Caryl Pagel, author of Out of Nowhere into Nothing
“…so strange and true, structurally organic, surprising and moving.” —Polly Buckingham, author of Expense of a View
Nonfiction. Essays. Memoir. Hybrid.
Laurie Blauner is the author of eight books of poetry and five novels. Her most recent book of poetry, A Theory for What Just Happened, was published by FutureCycle Press in 2021 and her latest novel, Out of Which Came Nothing, is available from Spuyten Duyvil.