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Jessie Horness, Book Reviewer

If describing oneself as a logophile in a book review biography is trite, than Jessie Horness is trite. She has a couple past lives inside this one, including as a hostel-hopping vagabond, yoga ex-pat, and classically trained actor. Currently, you’ll find her in Traverse City, Michigan, where she is working on her masters in clinical mental health counseling.

Horness is a long-time Ashtanga yoga practitioner, non-evangelical vegan, and is passionate about community cultivation, healing justice, freshwater beaches, and non-dairy milkshakes. Formative reads (not in order of life cycle stage) include Emergent Strategy, The Drifters, Infinite Jest, and All About Love.

Book Review

We

by Jessie Horness

Ben Barnz’s partner has a theory that there is a major generational shift for gay people every five years. This book, then, is a memoir from almost four zeitgeist changes ago. Beginning in the week of the 9/11 attacks, "We" is a taste... Read More

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White

by Jessie Horness

A white child appears among the street urchins of the Congo, claiming to be both a witch and bewitched. Two American conservationists disappear in the jungle, one under suspicious circumstances, another purposefully elusive. Deni Ellis... Read More

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The Four Noble Truths

by Jessie Horness

Suffering is our national obsession. From wonder drugs to life-changing diet plans, to exist in the modern world is to be constantly plied with images of a life free of suffering. "The Four Noble Truths", compiled from the teachings of... Read More

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Every Body Has a Story

by Jessie Horness

Set against the backdrop of the economic crash, "Every Body Has a Story" is an exploration of how our identities evolve when under immense pressure. Following Lena, her family, and their close friends through employment insecurity and... Read More

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