I'll Tell You in Person (Paperback)
In this essay collection, Chloe Caldwell stumbles into adulthood—frank, flawed, unapologetic, and utterly charming. This isn’t a meandering, navel-gazing coming-of-age story; these essays are sharp and self-aware. In essays dealing with addiction, self-doubt, and a host of other intimacies, Caldwell is both compassionate towards and critical of her past selves. Depending on your age and frame of reference, you’ll either want to wrap Caldwell in a blanket and brew her a strong cup of tea or buy her a very alcoholic drink and stay up late spilling secrets. Personally, I plan on mining the internet and bookstores for everything she’s ever written. -Emma— From Winter Gazette 2016
Praise for Chloe Caldwell:
"I read it a couple of months ago in one can't-put-it-down-even-though-it's-the-middle-of-the-night sitting. It's as intense and interesting and clear-hearted as they come."--Cheryl Strayed
"I'll read anything Chloe Caldwell writes. She's a rare bird: fearless, dark, prolific, unpretentious, and truly honest."--Elisa Albert
"Nothing's sexier than first love and first intimacies, and Caldwell's brave autobiographical tale twists the trope into a powerful story about unexpectedly falling in love with a woman and the discoveries, sexual and otherwise, that ensue."--Time Out New York
"The essays in this collection are as exuberant as they are sad. Her storytelling is as vulnerable as it is bombastic. These essays roll in gangsta, but wear freshly picked daisies in their hair."--Rookie Magazine
Flailing in jobs, failing at love, getting addicted and un-addicted to people, food, and drugs--I'll Tell You in Person is a disarmingly frank account of attempts at adulthood and all the less than perfect ways we get there. Caldwell has an unsparing knack for looking within and reporting back what's really there, rather than what she'd like you to see.
Chloe Caldwell is the author of the novella Women, and the essay collection Legs Get Led Astray. Her work has appeared in the Sun, Salon, VICE, Hobart, Nylon, the Rumpus, Men's Health, and LENNY, among others. She teaches personal essay and memoir writing in New York City and lives in Hudson.
About the Author
Chloe Caldwell is the author of the novella Women, and the essay collection Legs Get Led Astray. Her work has appeared in The Sun, Salon, VICE, Hobart, Nylon, The Rumpus, and Men's Health, among others. She teaches personal essay and memoir writing in New York City and lives in Hudson.