Tonight I'm Someone Else

Essays
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (5.05 hours)
Product Number: Z100129399
Released: Jun 05, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781427298713
Narrator/s: Chelsea Hodson
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Description

Tonight I'm Someone Else is a highly anticipated audiobook collection, from the writer Maggie Nelson has called, "bracingly good...refreshing and welcome," that explores the myriad ways in which desire and commodification intersect. From graffiti gangs and Grand Theft Auto to sugar daddies, Schopenhauer, and a deadly game of Russian roulette, in these essays, Chelsea Hodson probes her own desires to examine where the physical and the proprietary collide. She asks what our privacy, our intimacy, and our own bodies are worth in the increasingly digital world of liking, linking, and sharing. Starting with Hodson's own work experience, which ranges from the mundane to the bizarre-including modeling and working on a NASA Mars mission-Hodson expands outward, looking at the ways in which the human will submits, whether in the marketplace or in a relationship. Both tender and jarring, this collection is relevant to anyone who's ever searched for what the self is worth. Hodson's accumulation within each piece is purposeful, and her prose vivid, clear, and sometimes even shocking, as she explores the wonderful and strange forms of desire. This is a fresh, poetic audiobook debut from an exciting emerging voice, in which Hodson asks, "How much can a body endure?" And the resounding answer: "Almost everything."

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Author(s): Chelsea Hodson
Original Publish Date: Jun 05, 2018

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eBook
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Author(s): Chelsea Hodson
Product Number EB00713972
Released: Jun 05, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
ISBN: #9781250170200

Professional reviews

"Essayist Chelsea Hodson contemplates modern life, love, and video games. Her deep, contemplative voice is soothing--so much so that those who prefer a more lively performance may even find themselves falling asleep. Hodson's interesting life experiences, which vary from working at NASA to falling in love with the wrong man, allow listeners to dip in and out of the various entries at their leisure. Her understated delivery is an interesting choice given the overtly emotional nature of the material. Fans of her writing will no doubt give this a listen. M.R. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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