“Myriam es una diosa furiosa”



Book cover of Myriam Gurba's Creep

“[A] ruthless and razor-sharp essay collection.” The Millions

“This book is ceremony: beautiful, difficult, and important” Imani Perry

“Absorbing. . . Gurba turns her unblinking gaze to life’s cruelties, weaving together disparate threads that somehow hold in the end.” Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times

“Witty, confident, and effortlessly provocative, Gurba writes about the things that piss her off with poison and precision, sometimes daring readers to look for themselves in the tangled complicity flowchart. . . Creep goes to some dark places, but there’s something joyous about Gurba’s righteous and ravenous worldview.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer

“[Myriam Gurba] is the mother of intersectional Latinx identity.” —Cosmopolitan

“Truly exceptional. . . Gurba’s lyrical prose forces us to face the sexism, racism, homophobia, and other systems of oppression that allow some Americans to get away with murder while the rest of us live in constant fear. Every piece is rife with well-timed humor and surprising conclusions, many of which come from the author’s staggering command of history. Profoundly insightful, thoroughly researched, incredibly inventive, and laugh-out-loud funny, this book is a masterpiece of wit and vulnerability.” —Kirkus *starred review*

“Myriam Gurba is the most fearless writer in America. And most generous and kind to those who have no champion, while setting fire to the towers of the villainous. Long may she reign.”

Luis Alberto Urrea, Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of Good Night, Irene

“Honest and darkly funny, the book is riddled with moments that will have you nodding, cringing, and crying right along with the author.”

Harper’s Bazaar

“Like most truly great books, Mean made me laugh, cry and think. Myriam Gurba’s a scorchingly good writer.”

Cheryl Strayd, NYTimes

“What makes this so good? There are many answers, beginning with Gurba’s radical and necessary empathy.”

David Ulin, Alta Online

“A scalding memoir that comes with a full accounting of the costs of survival, of being haunted by those you could not save and learning to live with their ghosts.

Parul Sehgal, NYTimes

“Stop everything and read this brave and tender book.”

Carmen Giménez Smith, Oprah Magazine


Myriam Gurba is a writer and artist. She is the author of the true crime memoir Mean, a New York Times Editors’ Choice. O, The Oprah Magazine, ranked Mean as one of the best LGBTQ books of all time. Publishers Weekly describes Gurba as having a voice like no other. Her essays and criticism have appeared in The Paris ReviewTime, and 4Columns. She has shown art in galleries, museums, and community centers. She lives in Pasadena, California.