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'Mother Noise' author Cindy House on addiction, parenting and David Sedaris

On the podcast: Cindy House ’17 gets vulnerable in her harrowing yet hopeful debut essay collection.

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Episode notes

With heartfelt, gritty, and sometimes humorous essays, Cindy House's debut Mother Noise addresses her years of drug addiction, becoming a parent, and her long friendship with David Sedaris. Learn more about "Mother Noise." Hear Cindy read one of the essays from Mother Noise in Episode 16. Read our article Cindy House ’17 on David Sedaris, kicking heroin and why she wants to send 'everybody a cupcake’ About our guest Cindy House is an essayist, short story writer, artist, and a regular opener for David Sedaris on his tours across the country. She studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and earned an MFA from Lesley University in 2017. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with her husband and son.

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Book cover of Mother Noise by Cindy House with a spoon holding something white with the inference that it is heroine or milk.
Mother Noise by Cindy House

About our guest

Cindy House is an essayist, short story writer, artist, and a regular opener for David Sedaris on his tours across the country. She studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and earned an MFA from Lesley University in 2017. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with her husband and son. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

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