“Memoirs about salacious adventures have two requirements: they must be generous with the goods and astute with the analysis. Febos delivers on both, and with relish. No salty detail escapes her eye or goes unexamined. Febos is too self-aware to not see her past clearly, and too talented a writer to not make it fascinating.” – Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Melissa Febos is a Brooklyn-based memoirist and essayist. Her publications include All of Me, Kenyon Review (2014); Whip Smart: A Memoir, St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books (2010); and I’ll Cover You, The New York Times (2012). Febos was an artist-in-residence at the MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire (2010, 2011, 2014) and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Vermont (2014). She was a recipient of a grant from the Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund (2013). She received her B.L.A. from The New School and an M.F.A. from Sarah Lawrence College.
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