I use Good Reads a lot. It tracks what I’ve read and what I want to read. I’ve compiled a list of my favorite fiction here. ( https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/22026795-jesse-liberty?ref=nav_mybooks&shelf=favorite-fiction )
Over the last couple of months I made a significant change to the book: moving what was chapter 1 to where it fits chronologically and starting the book with the old chapter 2 (Will, age 14, taking his first acid trip). With that, and a boat-load of editing and polishing, I believe it is done,… Continue reading Done!
You can find part 1 of this posting here I’m often asked how long it took to write and edit Sex, Drugs, and Bipolar. It took just under a year to write. But that is not the book I now have. It bears only a passing resemblance. I’ve spent the past three years editing it,… Continue reading Anatomy of a book – 2
I have close to two dozen published books about computer programming. You can find them here or https://jliberty.me/TechBooks
This is a masterpiece of a braided story. His command of his craft is extraordinary (as we know from so many of his books, most notably The Overstory.) I highly recommend both along with his newest: Bewilderment. I’m on a Richard Powers kick. Other terrific ones include Operation Wandering Soul and The Time of Our… Continue reading Orfeo by Richard Powers
The Muse and the Market Place is arguably the best conference for writers on the east coast. I’m blasted to say that I got a scholarship based on my writing and application. If you are a writer, I highly recommend reading about this event. It will be hybrid this year, and I’ll be attending by… Continue reading Going to the Muse
My book, Sex, Drugs, and Bipolar started out as a therapeutic exercise: a mind map of my life. It then migrated into a memoir and from there into fiction. The route from memoir to fiction was both freeing and terrifying. I was able to create scenes that never happened, combine people, create new people and… Continue reading Anatomy of a book
Sex, Drugs, and Bipolar is the story of a queer, broken boy whose suicidal depression and bouts of mania propel him into a world of sex, LSD, and crime in the 1970s. Coming of age and a story of redemption. Think Imagine Me Gone x Jenny Lawson #Pitmad #A #OWN #LGBT #MH #ND