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Erin Wisti is a writer and essayist who lives in Los Angeles with her overly affectionate cat Murphy. Her work has previously appeared in Vice, Electric Literature, NPR's The Salt, The Awl, and other places. Her essays tend to focus on her family, food, sickness, mental illness, her upbringing in very rural Michigan, and navigating modern America. Almost everything she writes references Joan Didion, Alice Munro, or Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway at one point or another.