Review: The Authenticity Experiment by Kate Carroll de Gutes [review by Sandra de Helen]

The Authenticity Experiment by Kate Carroll de Gutes 2017 Two Sylvias Press 167 pp. de Gutes is an extraordinary writer of essays. This book began as a challenge to herself to write a post a day for thirty days in which she told the truth about—and to—herself. She was in the midst of what she calls the best and worst year of her life, as she dealt with illness and death, settling estates, breaking up with her girlfriend, and more. Her examination of both the big picture and minutiae of life is thought-provoking. Her honesty about her feelings, her actions, her privilege make me want more honesty in my own life. Each small essay is one to be treasured, fondled, read again and again.