If You Knew Then What I Know Now
By Ryan Van Meter
(Sarabande Books, Paperback, 9781932511949, 209pp.)
Publication Date: April 2011
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Coming-of-age is complicated by coming-out in personal essays leavened with humor, generosity, and all the awkward indignities of growing up.
- Two of the essays in the book are written in second-person point of view, although in each, the “you” represents a different listener. What are the effects and implications of second-person stances inpersonal essays?