Description by Google Books: “A Handbook of Disappointed Fate highlights a decade of Anne Boyer’s interrogative writing on love, art, time, mortality, Kansas City, and other impossible questions. This collection includes essays on Mary J. Blige, lambs, revolutions, Missy Elliot, the law, Colette, and some of the ways we can refuse a living death.”

Yes, that’s Ms. Boyer reading her work. Audio is supplied by UChicago Division of the Humanities’ video “Reading by Anne Boyer, 11.5.15” – viewable in its entirety here: