Funny Women’s Elissa Bassist at The Paris Review Daily

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At The Paris Review, Rumpus Funny Women editor, Elissa Bassist recounts how watching every horror movie on Netflix and Dear Sugar saved her from Brooklyn-induced depression.

“‘How do I reach the page when I can’t lift my face off the bed? How does one go on when you realize you might not have it in you? How does a woman get up and become the writer she wishes she’d be?’ I asked, and hit Send, right before I hit play on The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence.” 


Julie Morse lives in San Francisco and is a poetry teacher. She can be found @JulieMorse16. More from this author →