We’re excited to announce that our Future Cities book release party will be sponsored by Tumblr. Where would we be without Tumblr? That’s too scary to think about. It’ll also be sponsored by our publisher, Hillcrest Media.
Please join us at the Nomad World Pub in Minneapolis on February 27th for a book release party and Tumblr meetup. For just $10 you’ll get entry, a copy of the book, and a free drink ticket while supplies last.
We’re on the Tumblr staff’s tumblr today! If you are in the Twin Cities, remember to come by the Nomad this Wednesday for this blessed event.
Drunk Texts from Famous Authors
Adia flew the winged stallion in this dark fiery abbess. — I think Chaucer would have approved.
Taking the Me out of Memoir
Ryan Gosling in publishing. 'Nuff said.
I wished I could call Carolyn, she was my only fiend. — Do you suppose she has a “de-fiend” option, somewhere?
I was continent for a moment in the store. — It was a really big store, you know. Like a World Market, or one of those other stores that have room for continents to shop in.
Unpublished Grief Memoirs That Are Less Inspiring Than Cheryl Strayed's Wild
When women write in the first person their work is often called “confessional.” And there’s an accepted template for female narratives that tends to be the only story you read in bestselling books and first-person essays in women’s magazines that goes like: “I was bad – [sordid description of bad behavior] – but then [love, my baby, my husband, AA, etc] saved me. I solved my problem. I am no longer bad.” I have nothing against redemption per se but I am really bored with that story. That story doesn’t reflect anything about what women’s or human beings’ lives are really like. I have always gravitated to books that resist the commercial impulse to make life conform to formulaic narrative conventions. This is how books are marketed, understandably, because it’s an easy story to sum up, and you can also sell it to the reader as instructive: this is how you, too, can get better and start living your best life ™! But I prefer to read books like, say, Glory Goes and Gets Some by Emily Carter, where the narrator goes to rehab, gets clean, and then the book is only half over and she still has to figure out life and it’s genuine and very complicated. — In case you were confused about what kind of books I like (via emilygould)
By quietly supporting small presses and literary nonprofits, is Amazon backing book culture or buying off critics?