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An Anthology Is Looking for Writing About Girls and Revolution

A woman named Sabine Magnet with a Munich-based press just sent ’90s Woman a call for submissions (in German or English!) for something called THE GRAND GIRLS ANTHOLOGY. The topic is “Revolution.” There’s no money involved, but any profits go to a girls’ charity. If you’re interested, you can send something to submissions@thegrandgirlsanthology. Click here for all the details.

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“You Don’t Finish a Book Without Closing a Door”

That’s a line from a book’s acknowledgements that I read a long time ago and have never been able to get out of my head. I have never closed a door in the course of doing three books, and yet part of me still believes that in order to be a Real Writer I should be off in an office somewhere, smoking a pipe and yelling at everyone to be quiet.

I asked some friends and they say they haven’t ever closed a door either, and that they just work around the rest of their lives. One said, “I yell at my kids a lot, and I have my laptop out all the time, but we’re still sitting together in the living room.” Continue reading

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Bitch Magazine Is Awesome

Not only did they bring us a ton of readers when they wrote that nice thing about 90s woman.

BUT they just did a huge, super-detailed and smart Q&A for my book on their books blog. And they just called Caitlin Flanagan a Douchebag All-Star. That’s some kind of trifecta.

P.S. Want to buy my book? Here it is on Amazon!

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Are Today’s Literary Men Undersexed?

Kara, have you read Katie Roiphe’s essay on the cover of today’s New York Times Book Review, “The Naked and the Conflicted“? In it, she glorifies the lust-celebrating writing of the Old Lions like Mailer and Roth. By comparison, Gen-X male writers are simpering girly-men, she suggests.

Neal says the whole essay is one long personal ad about how Katie Roiphe likes S/M, hates feminism, but I think it perfectly summarizes the backlash against Third Wave Feminism, which translates to: it’s no fun. Continue reading

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