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Emily Maloney

Emily Maloney’s work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Harper’s, Glamour, the North American Review, and the American Journal of Nursing. She received her MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Pittsburgh.


Illustration by Carlo Giambarresi

Cost of Living

Spring 2016 | Essays

Sitting on a cot in the emergency room, I filled out paperwork certifying myself as the responsible party for my own medical care—signed it without looking, anchoring myself to this debt, a stone dropped in the middle of a stream.