A highly anticipated collection, from the writer Maggie Nelson has called, bracingly goodrefreshing 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 Hodsons own work experience, which ranges from the mundane to the bizarreincluding 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 whos ever searched for what the self is worth.Hodsons accumulation within each piece is purposeful, and her prose vivid...
|Title||:||Tonight I'm Someone Else: Essays|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
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Tonight I'm Someone Else: Essays Reviews
one of my favorite reads ever.
Hodson is a master.
A vulnerable essay collection about desire, intimacy, and what our bodies can endure under physical and emotional duress. Chelsea Hodson's writing felt the strongest in her longer-form narrative essays, when she had a structure to work with. My two favorites include "Pity the Animal," a smart and incisive examination of female objectification and how Hodson herself has dealt with it, as well as "I'm Only a Thousand Miles Away," an innocent essay about obsessive childhood crushes that tu ...more
“I think from a very young age, I’ve been drawn to people who were dangerous. I was drawn to the bad girl who had seen all the R-rated movies at age twelve and could tell me about them. I’ve always been interested in people who don’t seem to think about rules or have no concept of boundaries. My sense of boundaries and rules are very clear, to the point where I have a desire to test them because I feel so bound by them.”
— Chelsea Hodson in an interview with @believermag
That quote from the inter ...more
Hodson writes with a poise and intensity that are impossible to fake. She really is that insightful, that self-immolating, that vulnerable. This collection of essays examines everything from violence, power dynamics, and lust to the Mars rover landing, modeling, and the Backstreet Boys. And throughout it is the author flinging the doors to herself wide open—nothing is sugar-coated, and Hodson’s ability to recall the intimate moments of a life and put them in the context of the churning sea that ...more
i read pity the animal when it came out in 2014 and loved it, and in the four years since then, i've been eagerly anticipating the release of this essay collection. idk if my literary preferences have changed in those years or if i raised my expectations so high that i was bound to be disappointed, but i ended up feeling much more ambivalent about this book than i expected to. there are some great essays in here-- "pity the animal" holds up really well, and "i'm only a thousand miles away," "swo ...more
This book will stay with me for some time. Hodson's prose is so spare and stripped down every sentence feels like it's an introduction to a long story. There are some essays - like The End of Longing - that are made up of seemingly unrelated sentences that fill up to a strange whole, like a jar filled with a variety of legumes. This is almost impossible to read in one sitting, even though it's short, because the shocking, affecting, and painful sentences can overwhelm quickly. I'm really floored ...more
I'm little tired of memoir about boys writer has loved but her writing is pretty interesting
"It’s this level of belief in the impossible that allows me to believe in you, in us, in our lasting. We must want each other to break in a way -- why else would we take it this far? We must like the idea of burning down our homes and creating one out of the body we share."
I copied down approximately 3/4 of this book as quotes that resonated. It reads like a diary, a little all over the place and full of sentences rewritten until there are just the right number of words, in just the right place. ...more