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Emma Straub
Bestselling novelist and bookstore owner Emma Straub has a lot to say, and this is where to read it.
Created 08 Oct 2021
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  • Stress Relief, Part Two
    23 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 7 2
    Hi friends. Thank you all for the amazing recommendations in the comments of my last post! I love to have a thriving comments section! It makes me feel like a recipe in the New York Times, or a sighti...
  • My Reading Plan for 2022
    16 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 11 26
    Hi friends! I have a plan. That’s me, thinking about my plan. Next year, I am going to read (some of) the books that people recommend to me over and over again. You know the ones—the books that you kn...
  • Don't Call It Xmas Spirit
    09 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 5 3
    Last week, I had one of those conversations with a friend about how much harder things are in New York—going to the grocery store, getting an Xmas tree—just a little light fantasy about picking up and...
  • Stress Relief Tips for December
    02 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 5 2
    Hi friends. December is a hard one. Especially if you happen to work in retail during a pandemic. Shout out to everyone who is just trying to make it to the New Year! Also, what a great time to wonder...
  • Things That Are Good
    25 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 6 0
    Hi friends! Today is Thanksgiving, which is obviously a gnarly historical nightmare in addition to being a stressful day for pretty much everyone, including high school marching bands and giant balloo...
  • I Remember
    18 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 4 0
    Last week, my husband and I went to a screening of Licorice Pizza, the new Paul Thomas Anderson movie. Watching it felt like taking a bath in that golden California light, all sun-kissed and groovy. P...
  • My Top Twenty Books of 2021
    12 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 6 1
    I usually read about sixty books a year. Some people think that’s a lot and some people think it’s bupkis. It is what it is! I should say, I usually finish about sixty books a year. (This is, of cours...
  • How Early Nicolas Cage Helped Me Write This Book
    05 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 9 5
    Hi friends! Let’s talk influences. Often, in press interviews and on book tours, people will ask a question that is some variation of this: What are your influences? All writers have their go-to answe...
  • I wrote a book and it’s called This Time Tomorrow
    29 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 9 6
    Hi! Hi. Today is the day! Just now, Entertainment Weekly ran the cover reveal for my new novel, This Time Tomorrow, out May 17, 2022. That makes it official! Go ahead and click over there to read a li...
  • Sex Education and Exercise, a Love Story
    22 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 8 4
    Hello, friends. Publishing a book is hilarious because every time you think you are absolutely done, another file shows up for you to read and correct. You would think that after six books I would ful...
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