News, reviews, for the record

Posted by Lizzie on 07/08/08

I have been very remiss in updating this blog with some obvious big news. FYI, there is to be a book on my column, Fine Lines. (Thanks to my lovely editor Anna for the lovely collage.) FYI II, my other book, Check-In, is, god willing, to be reissued shortly!

Shelf Pleasuring, a new column on Jezebel about books you weren’t supposed to read as a teen, debuted last Wednesday on the site with Clan of the Cave Bear.

There are also some new reviews at NPR, the LAT, and the Chicago Tribune, and something else I forgot that I will post about in four months.

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  1. congratulations, Lizzie! I love your Fine Lines columns.

    Do you ever read a book about two girls who were roommates at boarding school, and one was a lesbian and the other was working on a series of paintings inspired by the Stations of the Cross? And then they slept in the same bed and it was a big crisis in their friendship? I loved that book and I would reread it if I could remember what it was called.

    Comment by Elisabeth — 7/8/2008 @ 7:11 pm

  2. hey LIzzie, I love your fine lines column as well (and to Elizabeth above, damn I wish I’d read that book it sounds fun).
    Anyway this is just a suggestion but Shelf Pleasuring should really include the works (if you can call them that) of June Flaum Singer, the trashiest writer I ever accidentally read, whose seminal work, The Debutantes includes a scene where a 14 year old deb in 40s or early 50s Charleston loses her virginity because her 14 year old female cousin decides to ‘break her in’ with a coke bottle. What’s more scary is that Singer’s follow-up The Movie Set (tagline Nice Girls Don’t Survive In The Movie Set) is even more graphic.

    Comment by sarah — 7/12/2008 @ 10:06 pm

  3. Hi guys — elisabeth I DON’T know that one! It sounds interesting if wacko. If you email it to me I’ll put it in my fine lines queue.

    Oy, sarah, if you tell me where to get some June Flaum Singer, I will look at it.

    Comment by altehaggen — 7/14/2008 @ 9:40 am

  4. Hey Lizzie,

    Congratulations on all your literary success!

    Comment by Petrina — 7/14/2008 @ 6:56 pm

  5. sugguestion for shelf pleasuring, if i may – the hite report. the fact that it was all cold sociological prose made it all the hotter. (Though in retrospect some of the stories are really fucking depressing.)

    Comment by gk — 7/20/2008 @ 11:27 pm

  6. LOVE Fine Lines and Shelf Pleasuring!
    May I please suggest Princess Daisy as a Shelf Pleasuring feature? The sex scene between Vanessa Valerian and Topsy Short is burned into my brain forever.

    Congratulations and I’m eagerly awaiting your book!

    Comment by Lillet — 7/24/2008 @ 12:43 pm

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