Tuesday, October 14, 2014
I’m very excited to have joined Simon & Schuster’s Speakers Bureau.This means that I now have a manufacturer’s warranty stating that I will form complete sentences at your event. So, in the words of Andrew Lloyd’s libretto, “Think of Me” when your next literary panel or engagement rolls around!

I’m very excited to have joined Simon & Schuster’s Speakers Bureau.This means that I now have a manufacturer’s warranty stating that I will form complete sentences at your event. So, in the words of Andrew Lloyd’s libretto, “Think of Me” when your next literary panel or engagement rolls around!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Well, one life goal knocked over. A couple hundred more to go.

Well, one life goal knocked over. A couple hundred more to go.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Let’s Make Fun Of: Anthropologie Furniture

lizgalvao:

I love to hate Anthropologie furniture. In particular, the way they stage it for their website. There’s this gross fantasy they’ve created of an art student who can afford to spend thousands of dollars on a paint-splattered flea market find. It’s like all their customers are aspiring to be Charlotte in Tiny Furniture (a loft-dwelling trust fund dilettante).

They’ve gone off the deep end with the juxtaposition. You know those fashion editorials every fall where models lasagned in Prada swing around street signs in Red Hook? It’s like that, but on acid. The settings are more deteriorated and the designs are more design-y. It’s like shopping from deep within Fuck Your Noguchi Coffee Table.

If you choose to purchase a piece of Anthropologie furniture, it will only really look right in one of three settings:

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1. An alternative gallery space six weeks from opening

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2. An urban cabin with faulty electrical wiring

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3. A crumbling Southern plantation (soon to be deemed “the new loft” by the NYTimes)


Let’s take a stroll through the Anthropologie furniture section together. What’s for sale today?

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Saturday, August 23, 2014
Saturday morning, y’all.

Saturday morning, y’all.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The fantastic boys at “Almost Live at Mellow Pages” interviewed me about politics and the lit world for their great podcast during a recent thunderstorm in Brooklyn.

Sunday, August 17, 2014
Huzzah! We made it to the New York Times Sunday book review present and unscathed! 
“I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You” is less a study of a marriage dissolving, or even of a man dissolving, than a lament for what is damaged possibly beyond repair….Maum is at her best when exploring the hard place Richard’s affair has brought them to, how necessary and impossible it is to forgive and forget.”  Full review here! 

Huzzah! We made it to the New York Times Sunday book review present and unscathed!

“I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You” is less a study of a marriage dissolving, or even of a man dissolving, than a lament for what is damaged possibly beyond repair….Maum is at her best when exploring the hard place Richard’s affair has brought them to, how necessary and impossible it is to forgive and forget.”

Full review here

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
I attended the #Chattanooga book club last night and all the lovely ladies signed my book.

I attended the #Chattanooga book club last night and all the lovely ladies signed my book.

Monday, August 11, 2014
NBD. Just me, “The Land of Love and Drowning“‘s Tiphanie Yanique, and “The Vacationers” Emma Straub getting our laugh on at Franklin Park.

NBD. Just me, “The Land of Love and Drowning“‘s Tiphanie Yanique, and “The Vacationers” Emma Straub getting our laugh on at Franklin Park.

Sunday, August 10, 2014
Drinking porter for the rest of August to celebrate this fantastic review by Porter Shreve in the Washington Post.

Drinking porter for the rest of August to celebrate this fantastic review by Porter Shreve in the Washington Post.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014