Like A Song: Essays

Michelle Herman
278 pages
$16.00 paperback ISBN 9781937402723
$9.99 ebook 

March 2015

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From activist choruses and discarded musicals to the science of singing and the different ways music can define what’s essential. . .

Six essays
by Michelle Herman

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Michelle Herman is the author of Devotion and Dog, both available from Outpost19. Longlisted for the 2014 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay for Stories We Tell Ourselves, she is also the author of The Middle of Everything (essays), Missing (a novel), and A Girl’s Guide to Life (a book for children). Born and raised in Brooklyn, she has lived for many years in Columbus, Ohio, where she directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Ohio State.