Quick Book Review: “How to Write an Autobiographical Novel” by Alexander Chee

"How to Write an Autobiographical Novel" by Alexander Chee

A series of essays by the Korean-American author.  Some of the essays resonated more with me, especially the ones about his gay activism.  Others, about tarot cards and astrology, drag culture, and being a writer, didn’t hold much interest for me, although his writing style is great and I enjoyed reading the book, even those essays that didn’t really hit the mark for me.  His novel, Edinburgh, has been sitting on my shelf for a few years.  I’ll probably crack that one open later this year, to see what his fiction is like. 

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