Dessa Explains Why She Turned To Neuroscience To Cure Her Heartbreak
publish date: 2018-10-06
Boston, MA – Doomtree fans who read Dessa's new book My Own Devices might be able to piece together who 'X' is but for the most part, her former boyfriend's name is intended to remain a mystery. It's as if the heartbreak of writing his name over and over again would have been too much to bare, possibly explaining why she went to desperate measures to get over him.
Throughout the 272-page memoir, the Doomtree singer/MC dives into life on the road with six dudes, being a 'female rapper' and what it was like growing up in Minnesota. However, it's her candid revelations about love — and what she did to mend her heartbreak — that made releasing the book a little scary.
'I don't have any interest in sharing secrets for the sake of sharing secrets,' Dessa tells . 'Confessional art isn't the kind of art that generally I gravitate toward, but I do really like true stories.
'To write a compelling piece of greater non-fiction, I think that means being game to make yourself vulnerable because if you've got nothing on the line, why else would a reader invest? There's really nothing at stake. You have to be willing to be frank about even the unglamorous parts of your life.'