“While writing, I often listened to the music that is in the book and shapes certain scenes, but I also imagined the kinds of music these two women would fight about in the car while they drove from town to town looking for a place to call home.”
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“Music runs throughout these essays, but the songs that became my writing anthems don’t actually appear in the book.”
“…music is often an inspiration to me as a writer, one more form of research to help slip into the lives of my characters…”
“These are the songs that helped me navigate the braiding of those distinct but implicitly connected threads into the book we’re calling Users.”
“My memoir Bang Bang Crash is about my life as drummer. Or really it’s about my life after I quit being a drummer. Or both, actually. It’s about both.”
“Holding onto texts, sounds, and visual art saved me from sinking in a sea of sublime influences while I wrote The Applicant, which gets its title from a Sylvia Plath poem.”