Anonymous said: i loved My Salinger Year. anything similar w/ publishing, nyc, young women?

wordbookstores:

Joanna Smith Rakoff’s first novel, A Fortunate Age, is definitely worth picking up — it’s almost a prequel to My Salinger Year.

The Group, Mary McCarthy is, for our money, the ultimate women-in-publishing read.

Brooklyn Girls, by Gemma Burgess, is for people who like Girls (the TV show); the lead starts her own food truck, and hijinks ensue with a full cast of (un)savory Brooklyn characters.

Just Kids by Patti Smith is a love-song to a previous version of New York, and is just gorgeously written.

In The Bookstore, by Deborah Meyler, a Columbia grad nursing a broken heart gets a job at a small bookstore and finds a family in the kooky booksellers who work there (boy does that sound familiar). 

Charity Shumway’s Ten Girls to Watch follows a college grad working at a glossy mag profiling the last 50 years of It Girls — it’s kind of a Devil Wears Prada meets My Salinger Year.

The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner is about a young female artist who moves to NYC from the desert to become a film-maker, who still finds time to set a land-speed record for motorcycle racing. It’s a great illustration of how easy it is to be broke but still hanging with the in-crowd.

And last but not least Heroines by Kate Zambreno is the ultimate in writing about women and writing.

wordbookstores:

For your Salinger days, weeks, years, lunch breaks, weekends, stints of unemployment, and commutes.

wordbookstores:

For your Salinger days, weeks, years, lunch breaks, weekends, stints of unemployment, and commutes.

riyal:

let’s just watch movies in just our underwear and kiss a lot

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theworldoflabyrinth:

I found this, it’s like a storybook!

theworldoflabyrinth:

I found this, it’s like a storybook!

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Mei 

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auspiciousminds:

Reading Friendship in hospital. Consultant asks if it’s any good. I say ‘yes, if you’re a narcissistic woman in her early 30s with a boring professional job’.’Oh. Then I shall buy it for my wife’, he replied.

wonderful!

unlucky-artist:

Maybe the best sarcastic conversation in tv history 

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auspiciousminds:

[Tw oral health talk]


MOOOOOAN

My phone is broken.
Someone dinged my car BAD while I was in the office.
I am living on credit cards.
I have just had to pull out of a comedy festival because *drumroll* the nerve damage in my face is worse that they thought, I have tissue damage that they…

this is the saddest post ever!!!! poor you. poor face. poor car. we love you.