Emmett Rensin

Emmett Rensin is an author, essayist, and playwright, originally from Los Angeles. His work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, The New Republic, USA Today, and elsewhere. He is a founding member of First Floor Theater in Chicago, where he currently lives.


Notes on a Native Daughter: Joan Didion at 80

Because Tom Wolfe and because James Baldwin and Hunter S. Thompson and Michael Herr, but because Didion most of all, an American essay today without the sudden and revelatory personal aside is hardly an American essay at all....

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