The poems, like Stein’s debut novel, The Fallback Plan—a depiction of after-college limbo—strike a powerful balance between humor and melancholy, reference and storytelling....more
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I thought I’d managed to sidestep the purgatorial phase between college and adulthood. Immediately after graduation, a friend hooked me up with a rent-controlled apartment in Santa Monica. I’d lined up an (unpaid) internship at Ms. Magazine and a hostessing gig at a trendy restaurant on Ocean Avenue....more
HTML Giant has been conducting a week-long interview with Leigh Stein, author of The Fallback Plan (one of the books featured in Roxane Gay’s piece this week). Today, Stein answered questions about the novel’s jokes, and her experience writing poetry.
“She’s making jokes in her head to cover up how bad it feels to be treated like her problems don’t really matter, when to her they feel as significant as a brain tumor....more