The author of four works of nonfiction, including The Place You Love Is Gone and The Perfect Vehicle, Melissa Holbrook Pierson has written on books and film for numerous publications.

All Creatures Great and Small

Why do we use enormous resources to save some species and let others die? Melissa Holbrook Pierson on the strange ways of humans.

A new memoir about divorce is so powerful, dark, and raw that you will run away from marriage just reading about it. Melissa Holbrook Pierson on the radical honesty of Rachel’s Cusk’s Aftermath.