The Autobiography of Somebody Else by Jeffrey Ethan Lee

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Such is the fractured structure of much of The Autobiography of Somebody Else, where Jeffrey Ethan Lee finally comes to understand that he has to confront this parade of selves...brings his poetic sensibilities and acuity of language to this autobiography.
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"This book shimmers with urgency and intelligence. As the narrator pieces together his identity, he must search out the ghosts of the past, including those who have left no forwarding addresses. Along the way, there is hopeless love, poetic lunacy, and ultimately an acceptance of every part of who he is, an acceptance that allows him to outlive his own tragedy and face the rest of his life."—Simone Zelitch

"Throughout its reflections on psychiatry, poetry, identity, and home, it is mostly a love story 'where nobody is ever loved enough to make up for what life is.' But this book is like a beautiful letter that does just that."—Patrick Lawler

Jeffrey Ethan Lee's books include identity papers, invisible sister, and towards euphoria.

 

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Jeffrey Ethan Lee: Jeffrey Ethan Lee’s books include, identity papers; invisible sister; and towards euphoria. He has a Ph.D. in British Romanticism and an MFA from NYU. He teaches in the humanities at Temple University and in Creative Writing at various institutions.
 
Published June 14, 2016 by White Pine Press. 150 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Debra Leigh Scott on Jul 30 2016

Such is the fractured structure of much of The Autobiography of Somebody Else, where Jeffrey Ethan Lee finally comes to understand that he has to confront this parade of selves...brings his poetic sensibilities and acuity of language to this autobiography.

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