Helena Fitzgerald

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Helena Fitzgerald has published essays in The New Inquiry, Vice, Brooklyn Magazine, Midnight Breakfast, Refinery29, The Nervous Breakdown, The Rumpus, and Bookslut, among many others. She can be found on twitter @helfitzgerald, and writes a somewhat-weekly tinyletter at http://tinyletter.com/griefbacon. She is currently at work on a book about the 1977 blackout in New York City. 

Stories

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Bruce Springsteen: The Ultimate Dad

“The dads are here for Bruce; the dads hold these truths about Bruce to be self-evident.”

Jan 18, 2017
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Leaving on a Jet Plane: On Life in Airports and Coming Home

The temporary thrill of flying around the world without consequence.

Dec 02, 2016
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The Accidental City

“I navigate New York by means of accumulated memory.”

Oct 27, 2016
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Driving to Nowhere

“The car was a sanctuary, the only place that fully offered an escape.”

Sep 28, 2016
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Stranger Than Friendship

Bill Clinton calls Hillary Clinton “my best friend.” But should we equate marriage with friendship?

Aug 30, 2016
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First Best Friend

“A love so big it obliterated any kindness.”

Jul 27, 2016
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The Families We Choose

“I didn’t know I had made a family of friends until it was already happening.”

Jun 28, 2016
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
The Fierce Triumph of Loneliness

“Living alone as a woman is not just a luxury but a refusal to bend.”

May 18, 2016