ELISSA'S BOOKS:

My Body Is a Book of Rules (2014) & Starvation Mode (2015)

ELISSA'S BOOKS: My Body Is a Book of Rules (2014) & Starvation Mode

My Body Is a Book of Rules

In My Body Is a Book of Rules, Elissa Washuta corrals the synaptic gymnastics of her teeming bipolar brain, interweaving pop culture with neurobiology and memories of sexual trauma to tell the story of her fight to calm her aching mind and slip beyond the tormenting cycles of memory.

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Starvation Mode

In Starvation Mode: A Memoir of Food, Consumption, and Control, Elissa Washuta crafts a personal accounting of her struggle for culinary control, and presents the guidelines she followed as she attempted to shape her body and mind through the food she consumed.

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Purchase

My Body Is a Book of Rules is available for purchase from your favorite bookstore, and Starvation Mode is available as an eBook.

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Reviews

My Body Is a Book of Rules is "A fever dream of darkly personal memories and musings from the shadowy corners of sexual violence and mental illness." -Kirkus Reviews

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Press Kit

Press releases, an author bio, images, and more information are available for download.

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Excerpt

An excerpt of My Body Is a Book of Rules is available for preview.

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ABOUT ELISSA WASHUTA

ABOUT ELISSA WASHUTA

Essays & Interviews

Essays & Interviews

Consumption

What can colleges do about binge drinking? Colleges can hold their students’ hair back. Read at Okey-Panky.

The wrongheaded obsession with “vanishing” indigenous peoples

Photographer Jimmy Nelson is just the latest artist to act like indigenous groups are about to die out. Read at Salon.

I regret my “Naughty Native” Halloween costume

As a Native American woman, I thought my stereotypical costume was subversive. Now I know I was wrong. Read at Salon.

Bred to Binge

"I worry that when I rack up enough diagnoses, the insurance company will take me out back and shoot me." Read in As/Us: A Space for Women of the World.

How Much Indian Was I?, My Fellow Students Asked

"White boys don't care if you're legitimately Indian if they think you robbed them of $100,000..." Read in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

All essays, articles, and interviews

For a complete list, click here.                                               

Appearances

Readings, Classes, and Other Events

Red Hen Press at Elliott Bay Book Co.

August 31: Seattle, WA

7:00 p.m.

1521 10th Ave.

Facebook event

A Looseleaf Reading

September 9: Seattle

8:00 p.m.

The Den at Chop Suey

Facebook event

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Castalia Reading Series

October 14: Seattle, WA

Details TBA

Series website

 

Under the Influence of James Welch

December 3: Seattle, WA

7:00 p.m.

Hugo House

Event listing

Contact Elissa

Contact Elissa with questions, comments, and invitations at elissaw@gmail.com.
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