as i stand living flier“In As I Stand Living, Christopher Higgs vitalizes the memoir with irreverent intelligence and savage emotion, an emotion that preys on insecurity as much as desire, truly human emotion—cerebral and untamed. This book is a gift of hope in a dreadful time, an equal distribution of sorrow and glee.”—LILY HOANG, author of A Bestiary

“[In As I Stand Living], Higgs dispenses with the pleasantries and strictures and familiar contrivances of narrative nonfiction for the sake of something true and honest and brazen: he allows the book to exist in its affirmative, differential, nomadic state—the state of pure becoming.”— EVAN LAVENDER-SMITH, author of From Old Notebooks

“Simultaneously superficial and profound—like all worthwhile books—As I Stand Living is a highly-relatable manifesto against relatability.”— DODIE BELLAMY, author of When the Sick Rule the World

“[As I Stand Living] is a constraint-based and totally fresh-faced memoir-redux of Faulkner in fragments about creation, childbirth, the lakers, torture, embarrassment, community, the internet, confession, anatomy, film, so much more, and all that in a way that feels absolutely anti-pretentious, like reading someone’s secret list of shit they’d never say aloud.”BLAKE BUTLER, author of 300,000,00

“[In As I Stand Living], the big questions of life sneak up on you as you read it, from the role of art in life to the experience of parenthood. Out of the smallest details can come revelations.”— TOBIAS CARROLL, author of Reel