“If I saw my writing career through the eyes of a mediocre white man I’d be, like, that dude would be fucking high on himself constantly.”
The very first edition of a biweekly link round-up of stuff I’ve read and thought about relevant to the work we do here: online media, women in business, entrepreneurship, journalism, start-up culture, publishing, advertising, management, freelancing, literature, queer visibility, etc. LET’S TALK BUSINESS, LADIES.
“There’s something really magical about creating the job you want for yourself from scratch.”
The writers I like tend to be women who live, or who have lived, in New York, and who write about girls, growing up, and what it’s like to be a human being in this world.
This week: Eileen Myles, Emily Books, lesbians in comic books, Lady Business, technology and fiction, and what we’re reading.
Everything about this is something you love.
“You have to seek poetry out and, at least at first, you have force yourself to swallow it. Like a scratchy vitamin.”
Laneia: i’m going to team pick emily gould and tao lin cooking the books
unless you want to
Riese: omg it’s up
I’m excited for the fall because of books! You should be too! THE NOVEL OF THE CENTURY! A lesbian “poet’s novel”! “Gender Outlaws” 2.0! Amy AND David Sedaris! Also, so much more!
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 […]