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Praise for Steven Church's I'm Just Getting to the Disturbing Part, released May 1, 2018

"Steven Church is one of the bravest and fiercest essayists we’ve got. I’m Just Getting to the Disturbing Part made me think hard about the true nature of love, fatherhood, and fear. He takes us along roads “whiskered in snow” and deep into the mineshafts where the heart’s confusions echo. I was stunned by the candor and eloquence of these pieces. I felt a lot less alone reading them. That’s what I’m always looking for in a book." ― Steve Almond

"There's a moment in nearly every one of Steven Church's essays where the inner and outer world come together or come in conflict ― a moment when what the essayist is thinking, the way he considers himself, changes, and he is left to confront something he didn't know was there. This is the power of I'm Just Getting to the Disturbing Part, Church's decision not to reveal himself so much as to let himself be revealed. In this collection, he takes us to his own dark places, writing about responsibility, to ourselves and to others, and what it means. His conclusion? That there is no secret, no magic incantation, just our day-to-day existence, which means that we are always figuring it out as we go along." ― David L. Ulin

“These are piercing explorations of the vulnerability that we’re hostage to when we care deeply about our communities, our futures, and, particularly, our offspring . . . clear-eyed observations that are beautiful and necessary.” ― Beth Ann Fennelly

"Steven Church explores his varied work history for rich stories about the fears and challenges of becoming a responsible adult, but ultimately it’s his heart, particularly when it comes to becoming a parent, that yields the greatest wealth. A powerful and deeply moving collection of essays that shows a writer working at the top of his craft." ― Jerald Walker