I am notoriously bad at staying on top of reading anything that has “New York” in the title-specifically, the New York Times, New York Magazine, and the New Yorker. They arrive at our house, I look longingly at the covers and then I proceed to ignore them, except for the photography, the crossword puzzle and the cartoons. I’m not proud.
Today on the subway, I was reading the May 3rd issue of New York Magazine (Sarah Palin is on the cover, try and get past that), and came across an interview by Curtis Sittenfeld (find everything she’s written and read it) with authors Emily Gould and Meghan Daum. It’s a fascinating read about what it means for women to tell the truth in their writing. One of the highlights come from Gould: “When women are honest about their experiences, it’s destabilizing. It’s not socially acceptable for us to think our thoughts are interesting or valuable.”
Go read the rest.