Thanks to the New York Journal of Books and Melanie Bishop for this comprehensive and compassionate review of Beth Alvarado’s essay collection, Anxious Attachments. Bishops comments about Beth’s transcendence of the personal is spot on. We’re so happy Beth’s book is getting the positive attention it deserves! To read the full interview, check out NYJB‘s website. We’ve included a brief excerpt below.
Alvarado includes the references to current events, politics, social issues, and science, not because she’s trying to make these personal essays about more than herself, but because they are about more than herself. Going from the intensely personal to the political, the social, the scientific, is what makes these essays universal.