Human Parts
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Human Parts

This Is Us

On Keeping a Comic Book

Reading these little-loved X-Men comics brings my pre-teen self back to life. I don’t always like him.

For a long time — say, from age twenty-two to thirty-six — I did not think about anything that happened when I was a teenager. I wasn’t repressing memories. I knew everything that had taken place, in a dry…



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Jude Ellison S. Doyle

Author of “Trainwreck” (Melville House, ‘16) and “Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers” (Melville House, ‘19). Columns published far and wide across the Internet.