Michelle Polizzi is a writer, essayist, and storyteller. Her essays and journalism have appeared in national publications such as Insider, Bitch, Real Simple, Health, Herstry, and Healthline, among others. She is the recipient of an Emerging Writer Fellowship from Lighthouse Writers Workshop and her essays have placed in numerous literary contests. Her current project is a memoir, MODEL HOME, which provides an intimate and unseen portrait of the housing crisis in poor, rural America.

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 Praise for “The Loneliest Road in America”

Second place winner of the Eunice Williams Nonfiction Prize

“I was deeply moved by the essay’s inquiry of how a person heals, and how we might destroy ourselves in the process or find the power to heal ourselves as well. The writer also questions how one might untether themselves from the throes of life without losing the self, what it means to get better. For as much we know about addiction, there are still so many unanswered questions, so many things that feel unfair and wrong, and I appreciated these honest reflections throughout the work.”  

—Brittany Ackerman, author of The Brittanys

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