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Mating in Captivity - Helen Zuman

November 02, 2021 D. M. Needom / Helen Zuman Season 3 Episode 12
Mating in Captivity - Helen Zuman
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Mating in Captivity - Helen Zuman
Nov 02, 2021 Season 3 Episode 12
D. M. Needom / Helen Zuman

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Author of MATING IN CAPTIVITY, a memoir about her five years, post-Harvard, in a neo-hippie cult with a radical take on sex and relationships. We dive into her experience and what made her join and how she got out of the cult.

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Helen Zuman is a tree-hugging dirt worshipper devoted to turning waste into food and the stinky guck of experience into fertile, fragrant prose; she is also the author of Mating in Captivity (She Writes Press 2018), a memoir of her five years, post-Harvard, in a cult with a radical take on sex and relationships. Mating in Captivity won the Communal Studies Association’s 2020 Timothy Miller Outstanding Book Award, received a starred review from Kirkus, was named a Kirkus Best Indie Memoir of 2018, was a finalist in Creative Nonfiction for the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses’ 2019 Firecracker Award, and was both first runner-up in memoir and a finalist for First Horizon and Grand Prize honors in the 2020 Eric Hoffer Awards. Other work has appeared in The New Farmers Almanac, in Communities and Livelihood magazines, and on the Foundation for Intentional Community’s website (ic.org). Born in London and raised in Brooklyn, she currently homesteads with her husband in Beacon, New York.

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Author of MATING IN CAPTIVITY, a memoir about her five years, post-Harvard, in a neo-hippie cult with a radical take on sex and relationships. We dive into her experience and what made her join and how she got out of the cult.

*****
Helen Zuman is a tree-hugging dirt worshipper devoted to turning waste into food and the stinky guck of experience into fertile, fragrant prose; she is also the author of Mating in Captivity (She Writes Press 2018), a memoir of her five years, post-Harvard, in a cult with a radical take on sex and relationships. Mating in Captivity won the Communal Studies Association’s 2020 Timothy Miller Outstanding Book Award, received a starred review from Kirkus, was named a Kirkus Best Indie Memoir of 2018, was a finalist in Creative Nonfiction for the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses’ 2019 Firecracker Award, and was both first runner-up in memoir and a finalist for First Horizon and Grand Prize honors in the 2020 Eric Hoffer Awards. Other work has appeared in The New Farmers Almanac, in Communities and Livelihood magazines, and on the Foundation for Intentional Community’s website (ic.org). Born in London and raised in Brooklyn, she currently homesteads with her husband in Beacon, New York.

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If you would like to contact the show about being a guest please email us at Dauna@betertopodcast.com
Social Media
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX0ETs2wpOHbCuhUNr0XFTw?view_as=subscriber
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/author_d.m.needom/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaunaD1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bettertopodcastwithdmneedom

Video of the interview is available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/J5nN8nwOIvg

To see upcoming guests click here: https://www.dmneedom.com/better-topodcast

Support the podcast here: https://www.patreon.com/bettertopodcastwithdmneedom

©2021 Better To...Podcas

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