Jill Talbot is the author of The Way We Weren't: A Memoir (Soft Skull, 2015) and Loaded: Women and Addiction (Seal Press, 2007). She's also the co-editor of The Art of Friction: Where (Non) Fictions Come Together (University of Texas, 2008), and the editor of Metawritings: Toward a Theory of Nonfiction (University of Iowa, 2012). Her work has appeared in journals such as Brevity, DIAGRAM, Ecotone, Fourth Genre, The Paris Review Daily, The Normal School, The Rumpus, and Slice Magazine. Three of the essays in The Way We Weren't were named Notable in Best American Essays 2014, 2015, and 2016. She teaches in the creative writing program at the University of North Texas and is the nonfiction editor for American Literary Review.