Heartfelt, earnest, and humorous, the essays in Everything We Don't Know examine the journey of growing up in contemporary America. Aaron Gilbreath contemplates the ocean-bound debris from Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster, his nostalgia for the demolished buildings of his youth, quitting smoking, the etymology of the word radical, and more. A deftly-crafted debut from a wise, bold voice.
Aaron Gilbreath's essays have appeared in Harper's, the New York Times, Paris Review, Vice, Tin House, the Believer, Oxford American, and elsewhere.
About the Author
Aaron Gilbreath is an essayist, journalist and burrito enthusiast. His essays and articles have appeared in Harper's, New York Times, Paris Review, Vice, The Morning News, Saveur, Tin House, The Believer, Oxford American, Kenyon Review, Slate, Virginia Quarterly Review, Narratively, and Brick. His essay "\'ra-di-k?l\" from Hotel Amerika is a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2013, and "Dreams of the Atomic Era," from the Cincinnati Review, is a Notable in Best American Essays 2011. He lives in Portland, Oregon.