Cover Photo: This black and white photograph shows a woman in front of a mirror. We see a side view, so we see both the woman, holding a hand over her eyes, and her reflection.
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After Fifteen Years, I Stopped Panicking, Started Declawing, and Finally Published My Memoir

At last, I took my teachers’ and mentors’ advice, and scrutinized my own behavior more than anyone else’s.

The New York Times


The RumpusConversations With Writers Braver Than MeFierce Attachments

Melissa FebosWhip Smart: The True Story of a Secret LifeBody Work: The Radical Power of Personal Narrative

our conversationinterviewed meone of my anthologiesthe coworking space for writers

I considered writing under a pseudonym


foreverAnd You May Find Yourself . . . Confessions of a Late Blooming Gen-X Weirdo

Body Work

Sari Botton is the author of the memoir in essays, And You May Find Yourself...Confessions of a Late-Blooming Gen-X Weirdo. She is a contributing editor at Catapult, and the former Essays Editor for Longreads. She edited the bestselling anthologies Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving NewYork and Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York. She teaches creative nonfiction at Catapult, Bay Path University and Kingston Writers' Studio. She publishes Oldster Magazine, Memoir Monday, and Adventures in Journalism.

Photo credit to Sylvie Rosokoff