"The Ideal Relationship," circa 1994 (written when I was 15 or 16)
Here’s my first piece for NYMag’s The Cut: ”How to Sound Sexy, According to the Women Who Narrate Audiobook Erotica.” Read it/share it!
Check out my first piece for NBCNews.com!
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Jamie Anne Royce muses on the writing life:
I know, it may seem cool to earn money from writing, but it’s not. It’s just what we do. I do not lead a glamorous life. Writing is mentally taxing labor — albeit conducted while in sweatpants on my couch and surrounded by cats — but labor just the same. And we almost never see the sun. Seriously. Take us on a midday stroll or something. We probably need a break from staring at those two paragraphs we were working on all morning.
Read the rest at Thought Catalog.
Liza Mundy, author of The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners is Transforming Sex, Love, and Family (via Publishers Weekly)
Salon’s Roseann Lake writes about Chinese women’s marriage problem in “All the shengnu ladies”:
[Chinese women] represent the world’s largest female population, the highest percentage of self-made female billionaires, and with 63 percent of GMAT takers in China being female, they’re attaining MBAs with a ferocity that’s making the boys blush. And yet, no matter how ambitious or accomplished, they remain bound. Not by their feet, but by something that can be just as inhibiting — marriage.
Read the rest at Salon.
Jason DeParle and Sabrina Tavernise, “For Women Under 30, Most Births Occur Outside Marriage” (via The New York Times)
Let’s all relax about single parenthood. Based on what I’ve heard from my interview subjects, we’ve got it on lock.
I actually talked to the guy [who seemed like he was going after my girlfriend] in person finally (we get along great, strangely), and he’s told me that he’s stopped talking to her altogether now. He admitted to me that he had a crush on her, and he didn’t want to get in the way or cause a disturbance. We later smoked weed and played some MTG.
The funny thing is, one day my girlfriend starts venting to me about how he’s immature cause he isn’t texting her, and I blew up in her face, telling her that he has a great sense of honor and respect for other people. And I bitched how, for her to not see that, she is pretty blind. She started crying but she apologized and we had really good makeup sex.
Things are better now. When she leaves for work tonight, I’m gonna go back to his house and chill with him."
stupernan (via Reddit)