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Ben Greenman is an editor at The New Yorker whose short fiction, journalism, and essays have appeared there, the New York Times, McSweeneys, The Paris Review, and Zoetrope: All Story. He is the author of several acclaimed books of fiction, including Superbad, Superworse, A Circle is a Balloon and Compass Both, Correspondences, Please Step Back, and the story collection, What He’s Poised To Do. In Emotional Rescue: Essays on Love, Loss, and Life—With a Soundtrack (Little A), Greenman poses the question “What songs have made up your life’s soundtrack?” This collection of short, sharp essays organized around a thematic playlist of songs, serves as a reminder of the lyrical power of songwriting and the sonic ability of pop to capture the human experience.