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


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Body Work

Sari Botton is a writer and editor living in Kingston, NY. She is a contributing editor at Catapult, and the former Essays Editor for Longreads. She edited the anthologies Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving & Leaving NY and Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for NY. She teaches creative nonfiction at Wilkes University, Catapult and Bay Path University. She publishes three newsletters: Oldster Magazine, Adventures in "Journalism,"  and Memoir Monday. Her memoir-in-essays, And You May Find Yourself... will be published by Heliotrope in June, 2022.

Photo credit to Sylvie Rosokoff