Songs Only You Know is now available in paperback

“Here’s what you get when you mix Nick Flynn with Karl Ove Knausgaard: a book of almost spooky clarity and relentless compassion.”

—Darin Strauss, author of Half a Life and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

“A gritty, gripping memoir… nuanced and poetic. It’s funny at times, always brutally honest; a half-healed bruise, tender and multi-colored. Few books convey the fever-pitch intensity of youth with such vividness and so little glamorization, or as deeply explore the heartbreaking complexity of family — both those we’re born into and the ones we choose.”

Rolling Stone