Nonfiction

Eat Joy Cover

Eat Joy

I’m delighted to have a piece in Eat Joy, on bookshelves in October 2019.

"Natalie Eve Garrett's Eat Joy does this magical thing where it makes you remember the tastes of the heaviest times in your life, while reminding you that everyone on earth has experienced the taste of love and loss, though none of our tastes are the same. This is the first collection that ever made me want to sensually eat, cook, write, and thank all the wonderful makers of the most memorable memories in my life." ―Kiese Laymon, author of  Heavy

"Where Am I?"

People with face blindness often report topographical agnosia—difficulties with way-finding. “Where Am I?” tells the story of coming to grips with getting lost.

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You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know

You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know

Imagine not being able to reliably recognize your own family members, your closest associates, or even yourself.

Editor’s Choice at The New York Times.

Featured on The Today Show, Dateline Medical Mysteries, Dick Gordon’s The Story, and Good Morning America.

"Haywire"

We called it cross-dressing when I grew up. Was my father trans-gender? Or was something else altogether happening in our family?  “Haywire” first appeared in Tin House and was selected for Best American Essays 2017.

The Sun January 2017

"Pedal, Pedal, Pedal"

"Pedal, Pedal, Pedal" was first published in The Sun and won a 2018 Pushcart Prize.

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Recent essays also appear in On the Seawall, The New York Times, The Sun, and Brevity.