Posts Tagged: self-help

It’s Never That Easy: Talking with Deb Olin Unferth

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Deb Olin Unferth discusses Wait Till You See Me Dance and I, Parrot, her work with prisoners, and how she ended up with a pet dog.

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A Desi Win: Trust No Aunty by Maria Qamar

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What started off as a coping mechanism to deal with the widening generational gap within immigrant families, Qamar has shaped into a new philosophy for cultural in-betweeners.

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Going Off-Script: A Conversation with Mandy Len Catron

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Mandy Len Catron discusses How to Fall in Love with Anyone: A Memoir in Essays, what makes for a thoughtful love story, and the politics of love.

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It’s All Finger-Pointing at the Moon: A Conversation with Carolyn Zaikowski

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Carolyn Zaikowski discusses her most recent book, In a Dream, I Dance by Myself, and I Collapse, the psychology of repetition, and honoring the power of language.

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Scripting New Narratives: Mandy Len Catron’s How to Fall in Love with Anyone

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I can’t help but wonder what if, in detangling love stories and our relationships to them, Catron is building yet another narrative—an anti-narrative, perhaps—of love.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #90: Erika Carter

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Erika Carter’s debut novel Lucky You tells the story of three young women in their early twenties who leave their waitressing jobs in an Arkansas college town to embark on a year off grid in the Ozark Mountains. In a remote house, without a washing machine or cell phone reception, Ellie, Chloe, and Rachel grapple […]

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The Storming Bohemian Punks the Muse #18: Keeping Our Balance in a Time of Turkeys

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Yesterday, walking home along the wet pavement twinkling under the sunshine, I spied a flock of no fewer than twenty-four wild turkeys parading down the street, mostly chicks. I don’t see them today, as the rain has returned, and all is gray. I live on a hill where I can look out the window to […]

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Self-Help

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Self-help books, like diet books, are ever-popular. But, according to Louis Menand at the New Yorker, they aren’t necessarily making us better human beings—just workers who better fit current business practices: It’s not surprising that every era has a different human model to suit a different theory of productivity, but it is mildly disheartening to realize […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Aliza Licht

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Aliza Licht, former SVP of Communications for Donna Karan International, talks about her debut career guide, what she wishes she knew when she was starting out, and how to build an audience on Twitter.

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Love Illuminated: Exploring Life’s Most Mystifying Subject (with the Help of 50,000 Strangers), by Daniel Jones

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The man I love and share my life with is an incredibly kind person who usually makes me a healthy, delicious smoothie in the morning and leaves it in the fridge for me for when I wake up, usually an hour or two later than he does. Once I’m up, I tend to stand in […]

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #45: Chloe Caldwell in Conversation with Sarah Kilborne

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I interviewed author, Sarah Kilborne, who lives in the same town as I do, Hudson, New York, and takes banjo lessons downstairs in my father’s music store that I live above. We had dinner a few months ago, where I picked her brain about the writing life, and we both overate pasta. It struck me […]

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