Concord, Massachusetts

Two weeks of talks, readings, and discussions celebrating the written and the spoken word.

Susan Cheever

Events: Sex Meets Addiction

Book: Desire: Where Sex Meets Addiction

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Susan Cheever presents an intimate, provocative meditation on love, sex — and addiction. Exploring the boundaries between passion and addiction, desire, and need, she raises important questions about how we love and why. While Desire is not a confessional memoir, it is the story of Cheever’s search for some meaning in her own behavior as well as in the signals our culture gives young women.

Susan Cheever is the author of five novels and several works of nonfiction, including American Bloomsbury, My Name Is Bill, the definitive biography of the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, and Home Before Dark, a biographical memoir about her father, the novelist John Cheever. Her work has been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and has won the Boston Globe Winship Medal. She is a Guggenheim Fellow, a member of the Corporation of Yaddo, and a member of the Author’s Guild Council. She writes a weekly column for Newsday and teaches in the Bennington College M.F.A. program.