I'm an author, teacher, speaker, essayist, and opinion writer who's been publishing online since 2007. 

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I have an MFA in fiction, a PhD in nonfiction, and a weird little dog. I live in Chicago and sling used books at Uncharted in Andersonville a few days a week. (Subscribe to our new newsletter, The Compass, for a weekly dose of my book-related rambling.)

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