Revertigo: An Off-Kilter Memoir

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University of Wisconsin Press
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5.8 X 8.3 X 0.9 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author
Floyd Skloot is a creative nonfiction writer, essayist, poet, and novelist who lives in Portland, Oregon, and Chicago, Illinois. He is the recipient of many awards, including three Pushcart Prizes and the PEN USA Literary Award for Creative Nonfiction. His writing has appeared in such distinguished magazines as the New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, Poetry, and American Scholar, and his eighteen books include The Wink of the Zenith: The Shaping of a Writer's Life. In 2010, Poets & Writers named him among "50 of the Most Inspiring Authors in the World."
"A sophisticated yet highly entertaining example of how memoir should serve us."--Ron Slate, author of Incentive of the Maggot, finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry

"A beautifully written, moving account. Who would have imagined that a memoir exploring months of extreme vertigo and decades of neurological turbulence would be filled with so much joy and optimism? This gentle, wise, and perceptive memoir never fails to surprise."--Dinty W. Moore, author of Between Panic & Desire

"Skloot's memoir resembles Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking, with his revisiting past experiences to make sense of those things that make no sense. . . . A lovely read, Revertigo's story of acceptance creates a memoir to embrace."--North American Review
"With the inquisitive approach of a scientist, the sensibility of a poet, and the humor of the resigned, Skloot presents vertigo as a metaphorical condition of humanity."--Geoff Kronik, Colorado Review