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Original Essays | June 20, 2014

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Legs Get Led Astray by Chloe Caldwell
Legs Get Led Astray

Tabitha Blankenbiller, January 1, 2013

Chloe Caldwell's essay collection "Legs Get Led Astray" crackles with fearlessness, honesty and a refreshing lack of sentimentality. The stories of becoming--love, loss, a spectrum of pain--create a cityscape capturing a pitch-perfect sense of New York in the mid-00s. This collection hints at what memoir can become in the hands of young writers, a genre which has the power to transcend the "misery lit" connotations it has earned over the decades. In the hands of writers like Caldwell memoir becomes the excavation of identity, plumbing depths of loneliness and heartache, and trumping growth over absolution.
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