New Edition Coming: 2015
The Girl's Guide Makes the Ideal Holiday Gift
The new, updated, revised, fortified and slightly expanded edition will be out in 2015.
Media Consumption Update
Take it from Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes, the book that inspired the movie Mean Girls:
"It's funny, irreverent, wise, thorough, and empowering. Women of any age will find this book incredibly helpful. It's like having a guru girlfriend who won't make you feel dumb for asking the questions you don't want to admit you don't know...I laughed out loud. And couldn't agree more."
‘Girl’s Guide’ worthwhile gift for soon-to-be grads
Blogging! It's so 2007! But this site needs an overhaul. I know it, you know it, it's getting obvious even to those who have been in deep denial about it. Until then, because I know you're dying to know what you should be reading, listening to, watching, &c.
Calling all Literati in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area
Most of the books feature a compelling cover, fit easily into a gift bag and aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on.
Eggs! Get Their Due With James Beard Award Nomination
I'll be "appearing" (like a vision from heaven) at the SMU Literary Festival April 16-17.
The Bumbershoot Manifesto
Yay! The Breakfast Manifesto, New York magazine's breakfast extravaganza to which I contributed the piece on eggs has been nominated for a James Beard Award.
Holiday Parties in a Simpler Time
Golf umbrellas are for golf courses, large expanses of green where there are three people to every thousand acres. They are not for crowded city sidewalks. Yes, they keep you dry. They also take down every collapsible Totes-carrying umbrellist in your midst.
Your Top Ten Anything of 2008. People love Top Ten lists. Movies, Songs, Shags, Stomach Flus. Everything is interesting when listed.
Other Things Lost In the Belly of the Plane
I am now officially on Twitter. It's experimental. My name is "melissakirsch". Surprising, I know.
On Judging Girl's Guide By Its Cover
Is this the cargo hold? Like where the luggage goes after it's stickered at the ineptly-named self-check-in? Why belly? Is the plane's belly, as it sounds like, some strange peristaltic cavity where aviation bile and breaks down the fibers of moldering heaps of Bill Blass silk shantung suits with jaunty self-bows at the waist? Every time Palin mentions the belly of the plane, I get grossed out and confused.
Don't Call It a Comeback
"in reality it's like...like...what "the dangerous book for boys" was trying to be, but better, and for women."
Chickarina Returns from Dead, France
Yes, I know. Where have I been?
Anthony the Magician made the blog work again just in time for my return from a summer in France. Posting to resume apace.