What's a Rollwagen?

Carrie Rollwagen is a writer and book reviewer with a love for technology and storytelling: She reviews books for Southern Living and BookPage and works as Communications Director for Infomedia. Carrie wrote the book The Localist and co-founded Church Street Coffee and Books in Birmingham, AL.

Disappearing into Grief

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It hasn’t been a great time to be related to Carrie Rollwagen. In the past few weeks, I’ve had family members (and friends as close as family) die, get terrible medical diagnoses and survive brutally violent attacks. They say tragedies come in threes, but at this point, we’re heading toward […]
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Valentine’s Day: Not Just for Sweethearts

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Every year, my dad sends my sister and I Valentine cards. Inside is a message about how Valentine’s Day is a manufactured holiday created by card companies and we shouldn’t place any importance on how we actually feel on that day because it’s a capitalist trick, not an authentic holiday. […]
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  • The Localist

    This is the book I wrote! Buy it in paperback or as an ebook; it's…
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    The Ocean at the End of the Lane

    The new Neil Gaiman book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, comes out…
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  • Heads in Beds

    Reading Heads in Beds is like getting a drink with your most smart, funny, cynical…
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  • The Cursed Child

    Yesterday, J.K. Rowling released Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new Harry Potter story,…
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    I Wear the Black Hat

    Chuck Klosterman’s new book, I Wear the Black Hat, comes out today, and it’s a…
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    Mr. Chartwell

    Mr. Chartwell is the story of a human-sized, talking black dog that moves in with…
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  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

    I went to a bunch of bookstores this spring on the book tour for The…
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