“Treasures on Earth and in Heaven: On Briallen Hopper’s Hard to Love,” Ellen Wayland-Smith, Los Angeles Review of Books

“A Single Life Full of People,” Rachel Vorona Cote, the New Republic

“This Bracing, Necessary Book About the Value of Love Without Romance Is Perfectly Timed,” Lauren LeBlanc, Observer

“Marriage Isn’t the Only Plot for Love: Reading Briallen Hopper and Rethinking Love,” Kristen Martin, Lit Hub

Hard To Love Offers Tribute to Life’s Many, Varied Relationships,” Rhaina Cohen, NPR

“Hard to Love: Essays and Confessions,” Bella DePaolo, Psych Central

Hard to Love: Essays and Confessions” (starred review), Kirkus Reviews


with Pamela Newton in the National Book Review: “Briallen Hopper Talks about the Many Kinds of Love, Romantic and Otherwise”

with Cara Strickland on eharmony

with Alex Dueben in the Rumpus: “Navigating by the Right Stars”

with Jacqui Shine in Los Angeles Review of Books: “‘Love,’ ‘Family,’ and Other Homonyms”

with Kali Handelman in the Revealer

with Charlee Dyroff in Columbia Journal: “Writing about Real People”

with Angela Yuen in Margins Magazine


Hard to Love on the Call Your Girlfriend podcast (with Aminatou Sow)

Hard to Love on the Writer’s Voice podcast (with Francesca Rheannon)

Hard to Love on the Los Angeles Review of Books podcast (with Kate Wolf, Medaya Ocher, and Eric Newman)

Hard to Love on the Public Intellectual podcast (with Jessa Crispin)


“The Ties that Bind Us,” Terri Windling, Myth & Moor

“(a raspberry mocha cake that isn’t) Hard to Love,” Hannah Celeste, Books and Bakes

“From ‘The One’ to ‘the Ones’: A Beautiful Personal Story,” Bella DePaulo, Psych Central

“Acknowledgments in Essay Form: Briallen Hopper’s Hard to Love,” Kelly O’Donnell, Nursing Clio

Hard to Love: Essays and Confessions by Briallen Hopper,” Kerry Clare, Pickle Me This