interview: Meg Fee

Meg Fee first shared her writing when she started a blog, which quickly garnered a loyal following. Writing about her time in New York City led to her book Places I Stopped on The Way Home (released by Icon Books in May 2018), an exploration of the formative years she spent in the city as a 20-something. Her work navigates relationships and loneliness through a modern lens. Originally from Texas, Meg now lives in Durham, North Carolina, where she is pursuing a master’s degree in public policy at Duke University. In our discussion, we talked about New York City as a cultural construct, finding home, and turning 30.

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