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Memoir. Confession. Humor. Lived-experience. Intimate Revelations. Professional Discoveries. Survival. Pleasure. Triumph. 


Fast Fallen Women introduces 75 new essays about the dangerous and enthralling ways women fall--and how we get back on our feet, more deft, more decisive, and daring than ever. Holding a compact mirror up to life with the same curiosity that enveloped Eve when she once held the apple, editor Gina Barreca's latest inclusive collection of short, sharp, feminist pieces illuminate women's courage, curiosity, and wit.


With new and original works by: - Amy Tan - Jane Smiley - Caroline Leavitt - Bobbie Ann Mason - Honor Moore - Darien Hsu Gee - Ilene Beckerman - and Lynn Peril -- alongside other ground-breaking journalists, novelists, and writers, you'll find emerging authors whose creative non-fiction is appearing on the page for the first time -- you will find within these pages a celebration the fallen woman the long overdue. 


Fast Fallen Women gives whispered conversation a full voice.



Fast Fallen Women: 75 Essays of Flash Nonfiction (Sept. 5, 2023 Release)

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