The Authenticity Experiment: Lessons From the Best & Worst Year of My Life


Pre-order Kate’s newest book from Two Sylvias Press, full of essays from her critically-acclaimed blog, that have been called “a pilgrim’s map to those hidden spots where authentic experiences await anyone brave enough to look for them.”

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Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear

Won the 2016 Oregon Book Award for creative nonfiction and the 2016 Lambda Literary Award for Memoir.

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The Authenticity Experiment

Audio & Video

Writers write.  Sometimes they read.  Sometimes people film writers as they read their work and award speeches.  Here are some videos and audio interviews with me.

Kate Carroll de Gutes

Lives in Portland, Oregon in a house with lots of light, wood floors, and a view of the best bridge in the city.  In the evenings, she sits at her great-grandparents’ quarter-sawn oak table and writes long-hand about grief, the drama of perimenopause and dating, riding bikes, and the joys and challenges of authentic living.  Also, she apparently uses a lot of compound nouns.

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