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The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee

I like to wander around in bookstores; always have. Very rarely do I have a particular book in mind to buy — I like to discover. Sometimes a cover will draw me in, other times I’ll read the jacket a bunch of times before finally pulling the trigger. I almost always enjoy my random finds….

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Still Life by Louise Penny

Everything I want in a good mystery – a cool chief inspector, a mesmerizing setting (including lots of French-Canadian talk), a good whodunit and some super unexpected twists. One surprise strikes me as especially brilliant; Penny must’ve had fun with that one. Also… it’s really funny. I think the humor sometimes comes across better in…

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Dear Vanity Fair, Your New Establishment is Patriarchal AF

Every November (but actually it’s October cause that’s when the magazine comes), Vanity Fair releases something called “The New Establishment.”

In years past, I’ve always skimmed The New Establishment with disinterest and cynicism. But this year’s was an exercise in bald-faced disgust and disbelief.

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The Big Send

When I was like 13, my mom was on the board of the United Cerebral Palsy foundation, and every year they’d host a big telethon / fundraiser. I helped out some years. I got to meet some Cleveland Browns, answer phones, and stuff a lot of envelopes. #thebigsend with Vote Forward is *kind* of like that?…

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Emails for cult thought leaders.

(Personality included.)

Want to learn how to craft emails that inspire action and engagement WITHOUT the “tried and true” (cough: patriarchal) norms we’ve all been taught?

I’m doing it, and I can show you how to do it, too.

(But sometimes, I also like to write about the books I’m reading, or the creative process, or the entrepreneurial experience, or why I hate Steve Jobs, or how I met my BFF. I’ll send you emails like that, too.)

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*Just kidding. It’s only an email list.

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