Review of The Made-Up Self: Impersonation in the Personal Essay

A few months ago I quoted a short excerpt from Carl H. Klaus’s The Made-Up Self: Impersonation in the Personal Essay. Anyone interested in the essay’s history and vitality should pick up a copy of this thoughtful book. Read my review at the L.A. Review of Books, in the last of their Summer Shorts.

Comments (2)

  1. avisannschild September 23, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    This sounds like a great book — I loved your review and was so happy to see Nancy Mairs mentioned in it! 🙂

  2. Susan Olding September 24, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Thank you! Yes, I was happy to see that Klaus had mentioned Mairs, too—he actually talks about her at some length.

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