Tomorrow I’m taking this class called TRUTHINESS with comedian Lauren Weedman. Stoked. I’m also moving into Cheryl Strayed’s to take care of her cats while she’s away.

Tuesday I start my job at Powell’s Books! Wednesday I’m working. Thursday I haveThanksgiving Yoga. Friday I’m quitting Life. Saturday I’m doing a reading at CRUSH Bar. Come! Info is here. I’m reading with Lidia Yuknavitch, Monica Drake + many more.

Some exciting “literary” things have happened/are happening. xoJane is publishing an essay I wrote about binge-eating + substance abuse. My friend + incredible writer Scott McClanahan interviewed me at Word Riot.  Yoga Dork is having me write some essays about being a yoga dork. Thought Catalog is publishing an essay from LGLA on their website. They’ve also asked me for some of my new essays and they’re going to distribute them as Kindle Singles.

The essay they’re publishing from LGLA is “Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable” about being homeless in Brooklyn after my apartment was condemned.  Funny story: This essay was originally accepted for publication on the New York Times blog called Townies. They cut it at the last minute because it was going to be in LGLA. I was devastated.

Oh, and did you hear? Author (and my publisher,) Kevin Sampsell’s new novel, THIS IS BETWEEN US is going to be released by Tin House! Read all about it here.

I just read the graphic memoir MARBLES. What are you reading?? Email me and tell me. Cocomonet@gmail.com

P.S. Notice my spectacular sidebar–making it easy for you to purchase LGLA directly from me and to Paypal me $ to help you w/ your personal essays. That’s the work of Jamie McKenzie. She’s an awesome gal living in Cali and is starting up her freelance web design, construction and social media management services. Her prices are affordable! Contact her @ jamck23@gmail.com

Much love + gratitude,



2 thoughts on “PORTLAND=LOTS TO DO

  1. You busy girl you! Hope you enjoy your job at Powell’s! Keep writing those essays! Sending love your way! xoxo

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