Mary Lynn Reed on Ashley Cowger’s, “On the Plus Side”

Jun 5, 2024 | Bubbler, FSR

“Life is a delicate balancing act. For every decision that must be faced, there are pros and cons to be weighed. Is that boyfriend in L.A. worth giving up a paid internship for? How much does the tally tip when you factor in his flea-ridden dog? Is buying yourself expensive bracelets for your birthday worse than no one noticing their sparkle? What about when they comment on your new pimple instead? From the very first line of Ashley Cowger’s fantastic new collection, On the Plus Side, we’re put on guard that: “Everything in life has a cost.”’

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