What color is YOUR aura?
“As I walked across the mall wondering if the way I walked made me look obviously lesbian, my mind switched to thinking about how much weight I’d have to lose to fit comfortably into those Capri pants.”
A lot of us feel like books saved our life during our teen years; also, though, sometimes books can actually save your life! A list of ten YA novels that deal with the themes of suicide for gay youth.
Portia de Rossi walks Oprah through the eating disorders she developed as a result of being a teen model and the stress of hiding her sexuality as she climbed the Hollywood ladder. Her story is universal, whether you are gay or have ever been on a diet.
You could be the next Sarah Waters!
If you had a two-sided chalkboard in your living room I’d write humility on one side and surrender on the other for you.
Laneia: i’m going to team pick emily gould and tao lin cooking the books
unless you want to
Riese: omg it’s up
In perhaps the most unsurprising move of 2010, we have chosen Eileen Myles’ ‘Inferno’ as our first official book club pick. Get excited!
In which Rachel discusses why she needs to see HOWL right now. “When I was seventeen I went to San Francisco to read poetry. Or maybe I went because I’d already read poetry.”
You look really pretty and smart today, and I wanna read a book with you. Then we can talk about it after, and I’ll tell you how soft and shiny your hair is. Does that sound good? I think so too.
“Don’t say manhandle. Just hit my face with a rock.” – Dakota Fanning, via ‘Richard Yates’
Bret Easton Ellis, Ira Glass, Tao Lin and Lydia Davis would like to have a word with you.
You probably don’t read enough poetry and you would probably be smarter if you did.
“when i’m talking to someone i think, ‘can i use this dialogue in a book.’ if the answer is no i try talking to someone else.’
god i need some tylenol pm right now
Here are Team Autostraddle’s recommendations for books to get you through the rest of summer — without rotting your brain.
Look, it’s a new open thread! We love to talk about books, so why don’t you talk about them with us!
Looking for a good book on feminism? How about 70 of them? We’ve compiled a list of some of the most influential, controversial and must-read feminist titles from the past 200+ years. That’s a lot of books! You should probably get started.
NY Mag: Who do you think will read your book? Emily Gould: Twenty-three year old girls who have Tumblr Accounts. I’m going to write something about Emily Gould’s And the Heart Says Whatever this week or yesterday. By repeatedly pressuring you to purchase it, I’m upping the chances that you’ll want to talk to me […]
I’ve been reading everything Megan Daum‘s written since 1998 (when I first discovered her via New Yorker essay) & especially loved her collection My Misspent Youth. So imagine my delight to see that Curtis Sittenfeld (author of Prep another favorite book) interviewed Megan in New York Magazine along with Emily Gould, who’s new book And […]