VIDEO! Getting in Bed With Kristin + Mary Lambert: Always Send the Book of Annotated Poetry

Yesterday Kristin got in bed with Mary Lambert and it was extremely wonderful! Incase you’re not already squealing with excitement, let us remind you that Mary is a singer, songwriter, poet, Professional Feelings Haver, and just a lovely sparkly human being. Mary literally just released her first professionally published book of poetry, Shame Is An Ocean I Swim Across, and is in New York this week for a book signing that is happening THIS VERY EVENING! TODAY! More details about that below the video.

Mary and Kristin talked about a million different topics, giggled a lot, and almost made microwave popcorn. Here are some (but definitely not all) of the topics discussed in this episode: cartoon crushes, mental health, bad teen poetry, shopping for hot plus size clothing, Mary’s music recommendations, lipstick, and of course, Mary’s brand new book (which, if you were wondering, is a Scorpio, because it just got born yesterday). Mary also performed a brand new poem, got IN Kristin’s bed, and strongly endorsed sending your “casual” date a book of annotated poetry (with the caveat that if you wanna do that, you’re probs not casual).

If you want to see Mary Lambert read her poetry, you can find her at the following events:

+ Thursday, 10/25 (that’s today!) at Barnes & Noble Tribeca, New York, NY at 6pm
+ Sunday, 11/4 at Barnes & Noble at the Grove, Los Angeles, CA at 1pm

Kristin will be back with a new episode of Getting In Bed With Kristin on Tuesday, November 6 (ELECTION DAY!) at 5pm EST with Andrea Long Chu! See you then!

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Kristin is the co-director of A-Camp, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Everyone Is Gay & My Kid Is Gay, author of This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids, and co-host of Buffering the Vampire Slayer, a podcast about (you guessed it!) Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Kristin has written 60 articles for us.


  1. This was purrrrrrrfectttttt!!! Thank you SO MUCH Mary and Kristin!! I am soooo excited for the book and the album. Mary you performed in my town on my birthday after a hard year in which I sent you a very colorful fan letter about how your music helps me (first fan letter I have ever sent!) and it was just the bestest ever.

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