Adult Drama: And Other Essays (Original)

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Hanover Square Press
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5.92 X 8.22 X 0.84 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

Natalie Beach is a writer and producer for film and television. She was raised in New Haven and studied at the Educational Center for the Arts and NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She lives with her husband in the shadow of Dodger Stadium.

"[A]n elegant memoir-in-essays... Incisive and candid, this is a must-read."--Publishers Weekly STARRED review

"Beach's voice is a synthesis of whip-smart cultural commentary and vulnerable self-reflection as she searches for an identity she can call hers -- contractor, shopgirl, estate-sale junkie, memoirist. Adult Drama is an unflinching self portrait by an artist who's done with telling any story that isn't hers."--Booklist

"From existential crises to breakups to her time as an activist and in the workplace, Beach will captivate readers from beginning to end in this highly-anticipated debut."--The Messenger

"Natalie Beach is the main character now... [Adult Drama is] about the rest of her life: the many jobs she's had, working as an abortion clinic escort, her New York roommates, estate sales, and marrying her husband as he was losing his mother, with, yes, a bit of Calloway thrown in for good measure."--Elle

"Eclectic essays about estate sales, abortion clinics and Abercrombie & Fitch are as trenchant as they are tender...Beach is sublime...a talented essayist with a promising career ahead of her."--Washington Post

"Beach's reflective tone belies the explosive topics in these essays."--New York Times Book Review

"Adult Drama is an auspicious debut, a captivating book about identity and coming-of-age."--Largehearted Boy

"Beach has a profile writer's eye for comic specificity."--The New Yorker

"Natalie Beach is a writer whose work feels like it contains the force of a revelation. These essays both delighted and astonished me, often within the same sentence, for their ribald and vulnerable intimacy, the canny insight with which she examines how we shape ourselves within friendships, within clothes--from low-rise jeans to soccer shorts--within the various pressures and structures of modern life. This debut marks the arrival of a major new talent, a voice readers are going to deeply identify with and love, to read and re-read again and again."--Mary South, author of You Will Never Be Forgotten

"From her intensely intelligent essays to her downright poetic text messages, Natalie Beach's distinctive voice combines erudition, humor, and incisiveness in a way that I've admired for many years. There's truly no one I'd rather read on the subject of existential dread and growing up. I'd devour Natalie's grocery lists if she let me!"--Amanda Montell, author of Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism