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Kate Carroll de Gutes decided to spend a while doing what most of us don’t do: tell the truth. Tell the truth to herself and then to everyone else, and the truth turns out to be funny, hard, sad, sweet, tough, confusing, tender and sharp.  It’s your truth, too.


Sallie Tisdale, author of eight books, including ViolationTalk Dirty to Me, and Stepping Westward

Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear

“From its opening pages, the book grabs you by the collar and doesn’t let up with its magical combinations of story and language, wit and tenderness, truths personal and universal.  This is masterful writing with sentences that linger on the mind for days after…”


— Domingo Martinez, creative nonfiction judge, 2016 Oregon Book Awards