My Body Is a Book of Rules (2014) & Starvation Mode (2015)
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.Read more...
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.Read more...
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Elissa Washuta is from Irish, Scottish, Polish, Ukrainian, German, Dutch, Watlala, Cowlitz, Welsh, and French peoples. Elissa was raised in New Jersey and attended college at the University of Maryland. In 2009, she earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington.
Elissa is working on an essay collection.