Human Parts
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Human Parts

Lived Through This

The Art of Getting Into, and Out of, $15,000 in Credit Card Debt

After overspending the advances on my books, I needed a strategy

Illustration: Alex Eben Meyer

JJust looking at this title makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up and my stomach roil. That said, merely wanting to puke when I declare my debt is progress. Six months ago, I couldn’t…




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Nicole Peeler

Nicole Peeler

Novelist and essayist. Director of the MFA in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University. Find out more at

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