What’s it like to be a debut novelist? No, but really, what’s it really like? With the writing, and the novel-ing, and the editing, and the publishing, and the feelings. Probably there are a lot of feelings, right?
For the next few weeks, debut novelist Ted “thompsonted" Thompson will answer your questions! Ask him about writing, about publishing, about feelings—all of it. Use our Ask Box to send in your questions. Do it! It’ll be fun!
I feel like Ted can handle me at my nosiest.
Thanks TEDx Editors!
Today we met Cecile Richards, the President of Planned Parenthood and cried at her grace and optimism.
Today is the day I stood up in front of my entire company and said I use Planned Parenthood and I think abortion rights are essential to my basic equality as a human being (I asked an actual question too, never fear) and afterwards Cecile Richards, Real American Hero, said to me “You have to be bold — and I can tell that you are.”
Dead. I am dead. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Planned Parenthood.
New York City. Tumblr and Chronicle Books invite you to the release party for the Shit Rough Drafts book!
Featuring stories of shitty drafts by:
Ben Jurney (The Best of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency)
Melinda Taub (Author of Still Star-Crossed, contributor to The Onion News Network and Billy on the Street)
Andy Ross (The Onion News Network, MAD Magazine, host of Real Characters)
Bob Powers (Author of Happy Cruelty Day, The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, host of Steamboat)
And MC Tim Manley (author of Alice in Tumblr-land)
April 24th at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn
All this plus free wine, a fun photobooth, and Tumblr gift bags. We’re gonna laugh our faces off, y’all. Spread the word!
For every hit, there has to be a sequel. The Great Tumblr Book Search is back and the search for the next big humor book is on!
Today is the last day to enter! Is it quick and easy and could change your life…just sayin’.
Since Lorrie Moore’s first short story collection Self Help debuted in in 1985, the award-winning writer has been raising the bar of American fiction with her humorous and challenging short stories and novels. In Bark, her first collection in 15 years, Moore continues her keen observations about the absurdities of American life, crafting them into revealing and finely tuned stories full of love, sorrow, and truths about the American condition.
At Congregation Beth Elohim, 274 Garfield Place, Brooklyn NY 11215
BROOKLYN BY THE BOOK ON TUMBLRRRRRRRRRRR!
IT’S HERE. WOULD YA LOOK AT THAT YELLOW.
I just got the first copy of the Shit Rough Drafts book.
Guys… It’s BEAUTIFUL.
It comes out April 15th, and you can pre-order it here!
If you dig the Tumblr, you will LOVE this. I promise.
Thank you thank you thank you thank you.
Super excited to get my hands on the winner of The Great Tumblr Book Search! Congratulations Paul and Chronicle Books!
Maris Kreizman’s SLAUGHTERHOUSE 90210: THE BOOK, in the style of her acclaimed Tumblr Slaughterhouse 90210, which has 125k followers, using the lens of literature to examine all areas of pop culture — its subject matter will extend well beyond TV shows (although some favorites from the blog will be included) to film, music, politics, and technology, to Colin Dickerman at Flatiron Books, in a pre-empt, by Daniel Greenberg at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (world).
I absolutely cannot wait!