Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear won the 2016 Oregon Book Award for creative nonfiction and the 2016 Lambda Literary Award for Memoir.

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de Gutes turns to spare, wry, cool, and even-handed prose. Her work is rich and full of heartbreak…through a lighthearted handling of everyday choices from IKEA to clothes to community, de Gutes asks what it means to be human, to be queer, to be straight, to build a life on integrity.” — Monica Drake writing in 1859.

A triumph of coming to terms with herself and her world.”  — Los Angeles Review of Books.