The Regulator welcomes Duke Ph.D. candidate Meg Fee, author of Places I Stopped on the Way Home: A Memoir of Chaos and Grace, for a reading and book signing.
In this exhilarating collection of essays about love and friendship, failure and suffering, and above all hope, Meg Fee plots a decade of her life in New York City. Fee came to New York City to study drama at Julliard. Her short essays, most of them titled after NYC locations (plus a few set further afield), are about the uncertainty of her twenties: falling in and out of love, having an eating disorder, and searching for her purpose. New York is where she has an awful job she hates, can’t get the man she’s in love with to notice her, and hops between terrible apartments – including one with bedbugs, the subject of a favorite essay – and yet the City continues to lure her with its endless opportunities. A great book for readers facing the familiar pitfalls of one's early twenties.
Meg Fee is a Texas-born writer who spent her formative adult years in NYC. In 2017 she said goodbye to New York to pursue a Master of Public Policy at Duke University.