Women

Women is a novella that explores an affair and the aftermath between two women nineteen years apart. The book is about the blurred line of female friendship, about being a daughter, a mother, a woman, and a friend. It’s an urgent recall of a heartbreak and a stark identity in crisis.


Available from Hobart, Powell’s, Amazon, & The Strand.
Ebook available from Emily Books.


“Women by Chloe Caldwell is a beautiful read/a perfect primer for an explosive lesbian affair/an essential truth.”
—Lena Dunham

I'll Tell You in Person

I’ll Tell You in Person is a candid and captivating account of attempts at adulthood and all the less-than-perfect ways we get there. Disarmingly frank essays on sexuality, celebrity, acne, wanting to write, and the eternal what-should-I-do-with-my-life. Exploring the boundaries between friends and family, hobbies and obsessions, and honesty and oversharing, Chloe Caldwell showcases an irresistible talent for navigating the infinite territory of in-between.


Purchase from Coffee House, Emily Books, Powell’s Books, The Strand, IndieBound, or Amazon.


Featured in Los Angeles Review of Books, Allure, Nylon, The Village Voice, Book Riot, Flavorpill, Huffington Post, OUT Magazine , & Poets & Writers

Legs Get Led Astray

Legs Get Led Astray is a provocative collection of essays that vividly rockets the listener through one young woman's life. Chloe Caldwell beautifully and bluntly escorts you through her childhood dreams, her first loves, her most unguarded sexual exploits, bookstore crushes, babysitting jobs, heartbroken wanderlust, and the suicide of a lost lover.Caldwell's writing remarkably explores the genre of personal essay in new and unpredictable ways.


Available from Hobart, Amazon, Powell's, and Barnes & Noble. Audiobook available from Amazon.


"LEGS GET LED ASTRAY is a scorching hot glitter box full of youthful despair and dark delight. Tender and sharp, wide-eyed and searching, these essays have a reckless beauty that feels to me like magic." --Cheryl Strayed

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Legs Get Led Astray is a provocative collection of essays that vividly rockets the listener through one young woman’s life. Chloe Caldwell beautifully and bluntly escorts you through her childhood dreams, her first loves, her most unguarded sexual exploits, bookstore crushes, babysitting jobs, heartbroken wanderlust, and the suicide of a lost lover.Caldwell’s writing remarkably explores the genre of personal essay in new and unpredictable ways. 

Available from HobartAmazonPowell’s, and Barnes & Noble.  Audiobook available from Amazon.

“LEGS GET LED ASTRAY is a scorching hot glitter box full of youthful despair and dark delight. Tender and sharp, wide-eyed and searching, these essays have a reckless beauty that feels to me like magic.” –Cheryl Strayed

“For the reader, going astray means getting happily lost in the prose of this daring, graceful, debut.” –Publisher’s Weekly, starred review

“Legs Get Led Astray swells with a bruised innocence and self-indulgence reminiscent of two great story collections that preceded it, Susan Minot’s Lust and Mary Gaitskill’s Bad Behavior. Like theirs, Caldwell’s is a contemporary slice of sex and struggle.” –Bitch Magazine

Women is a novella that explores an affair and the aftermath between two women nineteen years apart. The book is about the blurred line of female friendship, about being a daughter, a mother, a woman, and a friend. It’s an urgent recall of a heartbreak and a stark identity in crisis. 

Available from HobartPowell’sAmazon, & The Strand. Ebook available from Emily Books.Featured in The New York Times Style Magazine, Time Out New York, Playboy,The Guardian,The OregonianBuzzfeed, and OUT Magazine.

Women by Chloe Caldwell is a beautiful read/a perfect primer for an explosive lesbian affair/an essential truth.”—Lena Dunham

“Women is a book of raw emotion and wrenching introspection.” —Barnes & Noble

“Chloe Caldwell’s slim and sensual novella, Women, defies labels. It is not merely a love story, or a story of sexual awakening, or a coming out story, but a story about two women wrecking each other’s lives during an illicit whirlwind romance.”—Fjords Review

“Women captures the agonizing luminescence of young adulthood and the people who define and destroy us. It is one of the only books I can name that deals exclusively with female characters, with men pushed so far into the periphery they’re practically in orbit. It is a breathless comet-book that commands an evening with your heart, and a next-day pass-along to all the women you treasure.”—Bustle

I’ll Tell You in Person is a candid and captivating account of attempts at adulthood and all the less-than-perfect ways we get there. Disarmingly frank essays on sexuality, celebrity, acne, wanting to write, and the eternal what-should-I-do-with-my-life. Exploring the boundaries between friends and family, hobbies and obsessions, and honesty and oversharing, Chloe Caldwell showcases an irresistible talent for navigating the infinite territory of in-between.

Purchase from Coffee HouseEmily Books, Powell’s BooksThe Strand, IndieBound, or Amazon.

Featured in Los Angeles Review of Books, AllureNylonThe Village Voice, Book Riot, Flavorpill, Huffington Post, OUT Magazine , & Poets & Writers

“The type of book that is tempting to describe as a bible for young women.”—Nylon

“Caldwell is refreshingly regular and, German sojourn notwithstanding, unspoiled. Not once does the word ‘internship’ appear.”—The Village Voice

“Caldwell writes about babysitting as John McPhee writes about rivers.”—Vol. 1 Brooklyn

“This book kicked my ass, heart and brain. It’s wildly entertaining and deeply loving. A heroic triumph in intrepid self-observation. A testament to the heights and depths the personal essay can reach. Caldwell shows how, in writing about ‘nothing’, we can discover the everything.”—Emma Jane Unsworth, author of Animals