To become a member of the Rumpus Book Club, click here. Lynda: I laughed out loud and my heart hurt all at the same time so many times. It’s weird because you write a book in a vacuum, with only the feedback from the editor, so now that real people have it I’m like, “I can’t believe a person who isn’t getting paid to be into this actually likes it! And I liked it but was also like, “This isn’t how women really are.” Eva Woods: YES. Like, who does it help to paint a picture that isn’t true? Oh god, Marisa 🙁 Eva Woods: I cried when Helen was sick. Upcoming writers include Danzy Senna, Wioletta Greg, Carmen Maria Machado, and more. ” *sobs* Oh man my mom had Barbra Streisand LPs; pleeeeeeeease don’t give me too many cool points. Speaking of music, dying to know the other jams on the BONA FIDE JAMS Spotify list in “Nashville Hot Chicken.” When I’m writing, I like sad music. Because MAN loving something that can’t tell you what hurts seems like the WORST. Marisa: So, he tried to murder us the first time, but now he kind of comes up to us looking for the pill? Marisa: There is no greater statement about your work than that you made Eva Woods cry about a cat, Sam. my cat now, Dieter falls asleep and drools when he is being sung to.
Every month The Rumpus Book Club hosts a discussion online with the book club members and the author, and we post an edited version online as an interview. Marisa: I mean, probably cooler stuff than us kids hanging out in chat rooms. Which sounds trite but there is still so much shit women aren’t supposed to say. So when I’m writing I think to myself BE THE OPPOSITE OF THAT. I have a lot of cat feelings (my first cat dropped dead in my living room out of the blue at eight years old; it was a bad scene). Marisa: He turned his nose up at those pill pockets. Men from all over the world uses the site to hopefully make a love connection and find their soulmate.The founders, Elena and David Besuden were introduced by a service and 1992 and married.Now, over 80,000 women across the world call her website, “Want to Get Married”, their homepage, paying good money for membership, along with her CDs, books and dating advice.“One thing I did was create a T-shirt which read ‘I am looking for a husband’,” she said.