My Heart Is an Idiot

A compilation of unrequited love stories and ill-conceived adventures, Davy Rothbart's debut essay collection is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking. As he describes sharing a swimming pool with a dead body or urinating in glass bottles following an ankle injury, Rothbart's prose soars even as his subjects dismay.

April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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