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Yes, this really is my desk. And the website of Lauren Kessler, writer, narrative journalist and author of seven books of literary nonfiction.

Here’s the latest news:

My newest book, Raising the Barre: Big Dreams, False Starts and My Midlife Quest to Dance The Nutcracker, is now available!

People magazine chooses Raising the Barre as a best new book, calling it “eloquent, funny and…inspiring.” writes about Raising the Barre and “trying something new and scary.”

And check out my OTHER new book, The Write Path: Essays on the Art of Writing and the Joys of Reading.

I am (unexpectedly) honored…inducted into University of Washington Hall of Fame.

Counterclockwise is out in PAPERBACK

The New York Times reviews Counterclockwise

Wall Street Journal chooses Counterclockwise (“informative and witty”) as one of “Year’s best books for the Road Ahead”

Listen to Lauren on OPB’s Think Out Loud

Watch Lauren on Art Beat” — Oregon Public Broadcasting

Watch Lauren on Between the Lines

Interview with Jessica Morrell about the joys of guinea pig journalism and how Counterclockwise came to be

How (and why) I do what I do.  A new interview at The Writing Life Too.