Journalist, critic, and memoirist, Thomas Larson is the author of The Sanctuary of Illness: A Memoir of Heart Disease, The Saddest Music Ever Written, and The Memoir and the Memoirist. He is a staff writer for the San Diego Reader, and a faculty member in the MFA Program in Creative Nonfiction at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio. His series on "The Social Author" is running at Guernica. Larson continues to hold workshops on memoir and writing about illness throughout the United States. Read www.thomaslarson.com and follow www.twitter.com/@thomaslarson49.
“An ill heart, expressive of character rather than culture, guarantees three things. First, by holding the individual responsible, the largest offenders, diet and a sedentary populace, are given a pass.[…]