My Own Devices: True Stories from the Road on Music, Science, and Senseless Love, is Dessa’s first hardcover collection, published in September 2018 by Dutton Books (Penguin Random House). As compelling on paper as she is on stage, Dessa stitches together poignant insights on loyalty, romance, science, and language–a demonstration of just how far the mind can travel while the body is on a six-hour ride to the next gig. My Own Devices is an uncompromising and candid account of a life in motion, in music, and in love.
Showstopper: a working musician’s pandemic year (The New York Times Magazine Music Issue)
Remembering Grant Imahara (The New York Times Magazine)
In Corsica, a quest for beautiful harmony (National Geographic Traveler)
On travel and artistic inspiration (National Geographic)
Synesthesia in London (New York Times Travel section)
New Orleans (New York Times Magazine)