Literary Nonfiction. Fiction. Memoir. Finalist for the 2019 PEN America Open Book Award. Second Edition. HOW TO SIT: A MEMOIR IN STORIES AND ESSAYS, when viewed in its entirety, plays with the line between fiction and nonfiction as it explores adolescence, identity, grief, and the transition between girlhood and womanhood for a young black woman seeking to ground herself when all she wants is to pretend her world is fantasy.
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Tyrese L. Coleman is a writer, wife, mother, and attorney. Her debut collection of stories and essays, HOW TO SIT: A MEMOIR IN STORIES AND ESSAYS, was published by Mason Jar Press in 2018 and nominated for a 2019 PEN Open Book Award. Her work has appeared as a notable in Best American Essays 2018 and nominated for a Pushcart Prize.Author City: WASHINGTON, DC USA