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Paul Lask, professor at Portland State University,

praised the “Didion-ish details”of The Authenticity Experiment: Lessons From the Best & Worst Year of My Life after Kate’s pop-up reading at Wordstock 2017.


Willamette Week included Kate’s reading at Powell’s on its list of the coolest book events of fall 2017. It was standing room only as Kate shared excerpts from her newest collection, The Authenticity Experiment: Lessons From the Best & Worst Year of My Life.


Willamette Week featured an interview with Kate about the significance of her work, how her editor Judith Kitchen helped shape Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appearand how she finally feels like she’s wearing the right clothes.


1859: Oregon’s Magazine featured a review of Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear and short interview with Kate about her writing life in Oregon.

closeup winning

Willamette Week recapped the 2016 Oregon Book Awards, including a nod to Kate’s acceptance speech for her win of the creative nonfiction prize for Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear.


In USA Today Steven Petrow pondered the social media implications of Kate’s blog, The Authenticity Experiment, and all that it means to be honest online about our lives.