Publication Date

Summer 2015

Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Dale Rigby (Director), David LeNoir, and Tom Hunley

Degree Program

Department of English

Degree Type

Master of Arts


Confessions of an American Ginseng Addict uses the Lazy Branch Holler in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky as a setting for a creative nonfiction work, which uses history, confession, remembrances, and digressions to tell the story of a man dealing with loss, mental health issues, environmental sustainability, and the power of ginseng. In the style of Desert Solitaire and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the narrative is a discursive work of raw unadulterated gonzo writing.


Creative Writing | English Language and Literature | Nonfiction