Episode 67 — Chloe Caldwell


Chloe Caldwell is today’s guest.  She’s the author of a debut essay collection called Legs Get Led Astray, now available from Future Tense Books.

Raves Cheryl Strayed:

Chloe Caldwell’s Legs Get Led Astray is a scorching hot glitter box of youthful despair and dark delight. Tender and sharp, wide-eyed and searching, these essays have a reckless beauty that feels to me like magic.

Nice to have Chloe on the program.

Topics of conversation include:  living with your parents, music stores, bilingualism, voice lessons, Gwen Stefani, Shakira, George Michael, Hudson, marijuana, singing, dancing, fear of dancing, bongo lessons, memoir, New York City, distractions, alcohol, The Strand, writing workshops, secrets, perspective, productivity, assimilation, hippie culture, selling jewelry, Seattle, alienation, passivity, raising children in big cities, Cheryl Strayed, cat-sitting, writing for cash, keeping it enjoyable, the depression of publication, stunt memoirs, mediating one’s experience, hiking, yoga, hangover recovery, Kripalu, moving to Portland, and the womb of goodness.

Monologue topics:  spankings, riding crops, Burning Man, the Santa Claus dominatrix, participation, pain, and mediating one’s own experience.