A Playlist for Forces of Nature

Mix tapes are my love language, and I’ve made one just for you!

Music was a constant throughout my childhood, whether it was my dad introducing me to classics like Bob Dylan, my brother Alan shout-singing his favorite Christmas songs, or the albums I dissolved into when it felt like musicians and writers were the only people who could really understand my pain.

I also have visceral connections to songs that I listened to on repeat in the wake of Alan’s death in 2016 and later as I wrote Forces of Nature. The list I’ve compiled below is a sampling — a soundtrack you can listen to alongside the memoir. If you’d like to know more about why I chose each song and how it relates to the book, click here.