My Body Is a Book of Rules

A MEMOIR FORTHCOMING FROM RED HEN PRESS

My Body Is a Book of Rules: A MEMOIR FORTHCOMING FROM RED HEN PRESS

About the Book

In My Body Is a Book of Rules, Elissa Washuta corrals the synaptic gymnastics of her teeming bipolar brain, interweaving pop culture with neurobiology and memories of sexual trauma to tell the story of her fight to calm her aching mind and slip beyond the tormenting cycles of memory.

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Praise

"Elissa Washuta is an extraordinarily original and gifted writer, and My Body Is a Book of Rules is an extraordinarily original and often brilliant book. Its formal innovations are in the service of a sustained and powerful investigation of body in relation to mind, and body in relation to culture." -David Shields, author of How Literature Saved My Life

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Press Kit

A press release, author bios, images, and more lovely things are available for download.

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Readers' Guide

Questions and information are available for book groups and instructors.

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Excerpt

An excerpt of My Body Is a Book of Rules is available for preview.

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ABOUT ELISSA WASHUTA

ABOUT ELISSA WASHUTA

Essays & Interviews

Essays & Interviews

The destructive legacy of the first Thanksgiving:

How Europeans hurt the American diet
Colonists' food and policies hurt Native peoples' health. Now Native communities are taking their food ways back. Read at Salon.

The wrongheaded obsession with “vanishing” indigenous peoples

Photographer Jimmy Nelson is just the latest artist to act like indigenous groups are about to die out. Read at Salon.

I regret my “Naughty Native” Halloween costume

As a Native American woman, I thought my stereotypical costume was subversive. Now I know I was wrong. Read at Salon.

Bred to Binge

"I worry that when I rack up enough diagnoses, the insurance company will take me out back and shoot me." Read in As/Us: A Space for Women of the World.

How Much Indian Was I?, My Fellow Students Asked

"White boys don't care if you're legitimately Indian if they think you robbed them of $100,000..." Read in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

All essays, articles, and interviews

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Appearances

Readings, Classes, and Other Events

Book Launch Party

August 14: Richard Hugo House, Seattle

Start time and details TBA

1634 11th Avenue, Seattle

Website: Richard Hugo House

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Contact Elissa with questions, comments, and invitations at elissa@washuta.net or use this form.
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