San Francisco State University. I went there. It was the best.

December 11th, 2015

Here’s my story…

It took ten hours to drive through Nebraska

June 22nd, 2015

we stopped at The Lion’s Den but they wouldn’t let us in. We stopped in a quaint town boasting many antique stores but they were all closed, it was Sunday. We listened to Gucci Mane Traphouse III several times. We listened to Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams, first few chapters. We finally crossed the line and now we are in Colorado.

Guillermo Paxton

June 20th, 2015

Read my interview with author Guillermo Paxton! It’s my first attempt at such a thing, so be nice. Criticism encouraged nonetheless.

Guillermo Paxton

I’ll be there for you

February 12th, 2015

Like I always was before.
Like Phoebe from Friends?
Yes, that’s right.

I loved my cat so much.

January 30th, 2015

He was a stray. 12 years ago, as I was writing The Diary of a Teenage Girl, he started showing up at my studio door. His name was PipSqueak. He had only three legs. He was my constant companion through good times and bad. We knew each other better than most friends of the same species. I loved that cat so much. My daughters loved him. We’ll always love him.



January 24th, 2015

Unlicensed screen shot from Getty images-appeared 15 minutes after the premiere screening of the film. Whoa.


I just want to meet Dej Loaf

January 24th, 2015

Seriously I do.
That song is stuck in my head I wanna meet her. It sounds like a love song, but it’s filled with threats of violence and there are several references to noodles.
“Put a bitch-ni%#a head in pasta”
today it’s my favorite song

Press for Diary of a Teenage Girl (the movie)

January 22nd, 2015

BBC Culture: Sundance-Ten Films to Watch
Michigan Public Radio
Word and Film
Detroit Free Press
Video Interview and article from UM Stamps School of Art and Design
Detroit News
Sundance Stars!

Now I’m not tired.

November 21st, 2014

Just an observation.

I’m tired

November 20th, 2014

I’ve been talking a lot this week.
I like talking
But talking so much, I can’t remember whether I said something before or not
But talking so much, I can’t remember whether I said something before or not
At least someone wanted to hear what I said-or at least, they thought they might.
That’s lucky, I’d say.
Thank you, ICAF- Jose Alaniz, Jared Gardner, Bill Kartalopoulos, Brittany Tullis, Caitlin McGurk, and so many others.
Thank you, WCBN and T Hetzel and Elizabeth.
Thank you, Professor Sara Blair and all the graduate students in her class.
Thank you, Amanda Krugliak and Lucy and the Institute for the Humanities for a beautiful show.
And thank you to my students for being such a great bunch and doing such great work.