She uses the story as a way to ruminate on the lager theme of the meaning of life and death.
The literary genre of narrative nonfiction fuses the elements of dynamic storytelling with true life events.
Ford describes the experience of getting to know her father after he’s been in prison for almost all of her life.
Bridging the distance in their knowledge of technology becomes a significant—and at times humorous—step in rebuilding their relationship.
Besides essays on Book Riot, I love looking for essays on The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Rumpus, and Electric Literature.
But there are great nonfiction essays available for free all over the Internet.
Jamison discusses her job as a medical actor helping to train medical students to improve their empathy and uses this frame to tell the story of one winter in college when she had an abortion and heart surgery.
One woman describes her history with difficult fitting room experiences culminating in one catastrophe that will change the way she hopes to identify herself through clothes.
With knowledge of his own death, the famous film critic ponders questions of mortality while also giving readers a pep talk for how to embrace life fully.
In this personal essay, Engles celebrates the close relationship she had with her mother and laments losing her Korean fluency.