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Allison Glock

A magazine journalist for 22 years, Allison Glock’s writing has appeared in: The New York TimesThe New York Times MagazineEsquireRolling StoneFood & WineO: The Oprah MagazineMen’s JournalGQThe New Yorker, and many other publications. Her poetry has appeared in The New Yorker and the Portland Review. She is presently a senior staff writer for ESPN and a contributing editor for the southern lifestyle magazine Garden & Gun, as well as a columnist for Southern Living. Glock was the recipient of the Whiting Award for her book, Beauty Before Comfort, (Knopf) a memoir of her grandmother’s life in West Virginia and a New York Times notable book. This February, the first of Glock and her husband’s four-part young adult book series, CHANGERS, will be released. She currently resides in the South with her spouse, two daughters, and two rescue pit bulls. (There is also a cat, but he shuns publicity.)

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. Sweet tea
  2. Watching my children sleep
  3. Poetry
  4. Kissing my dogs on the head
  5. Cilantro
  6. Amy Ray’s voice
  7. Dolly Parton’s voice
  8. My husband’s mouth
  9. The feeling you get sitting in a hot car
  10. The soothing, beckoning beauty of anything really old

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