I’ll Tell You In Person, Chloe Caldwell
Released by Emily Books, Caldwell’s book of essays is the opposite of a memoir like Weiner’s: it’s narrow, with little reflection and less of a clear narrative arc. It’s focused on twentysomething misbehavior, and at early moments felt like a romp through consequence-free white privilege. Yet the cumulative effect snuck up on me, and eventually won me over entirely. From drugs, eating issues and nights of pranks and partying, the book builds and evolves into something more, a poignant exploration of leaving youth behind and finding the things — and most importantly, the people — that will make you content as an adult, including perspective on your memories and mistakes.