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Posts Tagged: Sari Botton

Notable NYC: 11/30–12/6

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Saturday 11/30: Indies First is a nationwide celebration of independent bookstores launched by author Sherman Alexie to support small businesses. Independent bookstores around New York City invited some of their favorite authors for appearances: John Bemelmans Marciano, Emma Straub, Tim O’Mara, Jami Attenberg, Myke Cole, Amy Shearn, Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, Brandan Jay Sullivan, and Sarah […]

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Reproductive Choice-Making

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Earlier this year, the Rumpus’s own Sari Botton described the burden of living with our reproductive choices in Confessions of a Good Girl. But what of the men in all this reproductive choice-making? Currently they have little say regarding their responsibility for child support once their sexual partner makes her choice to continue with the […]

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Goodbye to All That: A Reading

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On Wednesday, October 23rd, long-time Rumpus contributor and editor of the recent collection Goodbye to All that: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York, Sari Botton will host an event in Brooklyn featuring reading and stories by contributors to the anthology and fellow New Yorkers with love/hate relationships of their own with the city. Rumpus’ […]

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On Loving and Leaving New York: Home

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Driving down Second Avenue, we saw the usuals: skater kids and college students, queens and models and junkies. My heart hurt more and more. The landmarks of my most troubled memories now filled my heart with longing. I even missed my ghosts.

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The Rumpus Interview with Elizabeth Scarboro and Lidia Yuknavitch

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Both Yuknavitch and Scarboro, whose books echo each other in interesting ways, were willing to talk with me about this question of what to do with memoir, and much more.

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Get Out of My Crotch!

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Today, on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Get Out of My Crotch! hits the stands. It’s a collection of twenty-one essays that speak out against the travesties of the US health care system and the relentless prevalence of violence against women. It’s also co-edited by our own Sari Botton and features writing from Rumpus […]

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Conversations With Writers Braver Than Me: Marco Roth

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Sometimes I fantasize about expanding these conversations beyond the one-on-one—getting a few particular writers into a room together to discuss the risky business of writing the sort of memoir or autobiographical fiction that might upset family, or others close to you. Actually, this column was born out of a burning desire to get Stephen Elliott […]

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Ghosts Are Real, At Least In Publishing

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“Ghostwriter” is a problematic word. It gives people the idea that we have some kind of other worldly power; that we’re able to hover over clients somewhere in the ether and read their minds, then write their books using only our own words.

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