The Distance Between: A Memoir


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University of Nebraska Press
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5.96 X 0.68 X 8.69 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

Timothy J. Hillegonds has published work in the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Rumpus, Brevity, and other publications. He lives in Chicago with his wife and serves as contributing editor for Slag Glass City, a digital journal of the urban essay arts.


"What a gorgeous book. Hillegonds's candor and insight are a marvel, his storytelling gripping, harrowing, and beautiful."--Michele Morano, author of Grammar Lessons: Translating a Life in Spain

-- (02/23/2019)
"With earnest, unflinching prose and piercing detail, Hillegonds chronicles a turbulent past defined by a toxic mixture of rage, recklessness, and addiction. His willingness to peel back the layers of vulnerability and shame to reveal the man he once was is a stirring testament to the man he is now."--Melanie Brooks, author of Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists Who Shaped Art from Trauma
-- (02/23/2019)
"The Distance Between is a bracingly honest account of a boy's search for manhood through the wilds of addiction, violence, and early fatherhood. This story gutted me. Hillegonds's debut announces that he's a writer to watch."--Hope Edelman, author of Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss-- (02/23/2019)
"The title of this book-The Distance Between-captures, not only the miles travelled and the motion created in the story it tells, but as the ending of the book asks us to look forward, the title also conveys something about that space between who we used to be and the people we can become."--Penny Guisinger, Brevity--Penny Guisinger"Brevity" (10/02/2019)
"If I could level any criticism against Hillegonds' tour de force memoir, it is that I wish it had gone on for a few more chapters so that we could learn more about his recovery process. Then again, that's not a flaw in the book but a testament to the captivating story it tells."--(Shepherdstown) Observer-- (10/10/2019)
"Earnest, well-written and compelling."--Timothy Parfitt, Newcity Lit--Timothy Parfitt"Newcity Lit" (10/24/2019)
"If more men were capable of this kind of humility and vulnerability, who knows what changes we might see in our definitions of masculinity?"--Ryan Smernoff, Los Angeles Review of Books
--Ryan Smernoff"Los Angeles Review of Books" (12/07/2019)