Everything is Personal (Paperback)

Notes on Now

By Laurie Stone

Scuppernong Editions, 9781732932821, 200pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2020

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Everything is Personal, Notes on Now is a collage of hybrid narratives that begin with the stunning events of November 2016 and challenge Stone to feel good when everything is bad. Freely jumping between social commentary, criticism, memoir, and fiction, the pieces are constructed the way dreams and films are: juxtaposing images, racing along with dolly shots, moving in for close-ups, and pulling back for a sweeping sense of time. Woven throughout are chunks from Stone's Facebook posts that read like tender and funny postcards written to everyone from a time that is unimaginable, even as it's being lived.

"Stone is engaging, sharp, funny throughout these pages but no matter how far she ranges, she holds onto the recognition that daily life in the US is being lived under a dark cloud. She makes the stakes very clear. Her Notes on Now are completely illuminating."

--Chris Kraus, author of I Love Dick, from the Introduction