Helena Dea Bala was an exhausted and isolated DC lobbyist, suffocating under the weight of her student loan debt, when she decided to split her lunch with a man who often panhandled near her office. They chatted effortlessly as they ate; there were no half-truths or white lies, and no fear of judgment. s from people desperate to connect flooded her inbox, and she listened.
Within months, Helena quit her job, deferred her loans, and dove into listening full time. The forty first-person confessions in this book are vivid, intimate, and real; they range from devastating traumas, to lost loves, to reflections on hard choices.
Helena Dea Bala immigrated to the United States as .
To make ends meet during those difficult first years, she helped her mother clean houses on the weekends. After her day job left her feeling disconnected and unfulfilled, she deferred her student loans, applied for a credit card, and gave herself one year—one year to just listen.
Five years in, she now does Craigslist Confessional full time. Find out more at CraigslistConfessional. These stories will stay with readers long after turning the last .
She helps them share the secrets that have lurked in their lives, waiting to be released. These heart rending stories are of desire and deception, love and loss, and finding connection in unexpected places.
A treasury of unsentimental, authentic hope. Bala deftly captures these diverse voices—some gloomy, others hopeful—resulting in lively, empathetic biographical tableaux A book that focuses appealingly on the visceral complexities of our private lives.
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