Originally published January, 2014

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jessica Hendry Nelson is the author of the forthcoming memoir in essays, If Only You People Could Follow Directions (Counterpoint Press, January 2014), which has been selected by the American Booksellers’ Association for inclusion on the Indies Introduce New Voices list, spring 2014, and the January ’14 Indies Next List. O Magazine named it one of “Ten Titles that Will Broaden Your Point of View.” Her work has been published or is forthcoming in The Threepenny Review, The Rumpus, Drunken Boat, and PANK. Her work has been listed as a Notable essay in Best American Essays 2012 and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. 

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