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Another Word for Love by Carvell Wallace

Another Word for Love

A Memoir

by Carvell Wallace
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An Interview with Carvell Wallace

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Photo portrait of author Carvell Wallace wearing a tan baseball cap and white shirt with blue stripes outdoors Carvell Wallace's debut memoir, Another Word for Love, explores how spirituality and embracing his queer identity helped him heal from childhood trauma. The journalist and podcaster is known for co-writing basketball player Andre Iguodala's 2019 memoir The Sixth Man and for his Peabody Award–nominated podcast series Finding Fred (2019). He lives in Oakland, California and lectures in the Narrative Department at the UC Berkeley School of Journalism. Wallace spoke with BookBrowse's Rebecca Foster about accessing the past and pondering the concept of goodness.

Rebecca Foster: How did you arrive at the structure of the book? Did you write chronologically, or as scenes came to mind?

Carvell Wallace: The structure of the book evolved over time. I wrote scenes as they came to mind, then once I had about 60 percent of the book, I started to go back and think about how it might be structured to tell the story it was telling. Then once that was decided, it was a ...

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