Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir

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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.4 X 8.2 X 0.8 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author
Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman has "performed" on PBS, QVC, and at concert halls worldwide. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, McSweeney's, Brevity, and Hippocampus. She holds a BA in Middle Eastern studies and an MFA in creative nonfiction writing from Columbia University, and a PhD in English from the University of North Texas. She teaches creative writing at Northern Kentucky University and lives in Newport, Kentucky.
[A] most original memoir.... I salute Jessica Hindman for having shaped so well a remarkable piece of experience.--Vivian Gornick, author of The Odd Woman and the City
It's difficult to write a funny, angry book. It's even harder to write a merciless, empathetic book. But here comes Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman, doing the impossible with a funny, angry, merciless, empathetic book that's not only a hugely entertaining memoir, but an insightful meditation on a?time in our nation's recent?history whose strange and ominous influence grows more apparent by the day.--Tom Bissell, author of Apostle and coauthor of The Disaster Artist
Hindman is an emissary for a generation, repurposing its sarcasm and irony in a nuanced, humorous, and intelligent look at what it means to construct and consume fake realities in post-9/11 America.--Angela Palm, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize for Riverine
An evocative portrait of America's literal and figurative landscapes, an incisive look at class and gender, and an examination of what authenticity means.--Justin St. Germain, author of Son of a Gun
[An] outrageously funny, shrewdly meta memoir.-- "O, The Oprah Magazine"
Sardonic, moving.-- "The New Yorker"
A memoir with bite.--Martha Anne Toll "NPR"
Brave and captivating.--Tucker Coombe "Los Angeles Review of Books"
Sounds Like Titanic... is the definition of an overdeliver.... On top of [Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman's] ability to mine unexpected resonances from a story, she writes marvelously lucid prose.... [A] rich, powerful book.--Constance Grady "Vox"
[A] timely, searing look at one of America's recent dips into the pool of post-truth... and a breathtaking breakdown of the hundreds of ways society tries--and largely succeeds--in breaking the spirits of young women without giving them the vocabulary to ask for help.-- "Colorado Sun"
Sounds Like Titanic is one of those books that's impossible to put down because you'll keep thinking, 'How is this real?'....It's an absurd, fascinating coming-of-age memoir that explores the nature of truth (or truthiness) in post-9/11 America. It's one of my favorite books of the last five years.--Elizabeth Held "Time"