Things I’ve Been Doing

by Mara

So I’ve been busy working on my book. Yes, actually working on it, not procrastinating. You can expect a new blog post in the next few weeks, but in the meantime, here are some things I’ve been doing!

I’m featured on The Toast, one of my favorite websites! I wrote about The B.Y. Times, a now out of print series that was the Orthodox Jewish answer to the Babysitters’ Club or Sweet Valley High.

My list What A Straight Man’s Favorite Musical Says About Him, is up on McSweeney’s! I think my favorites are the Jersey Boys and Jason Robert Brown ones.

On the podcast I Don’t Even Own A Television, Jay W. Friedman and I read Treacherous Love. It sounds like a hair metal song but is actually a terrible book by “Dr.” Beatrice Sparks, the woman who found (i.e., made up) the book Go Ask Alice (If you’ve never heard of that book, Paul F. Tompkins probably explains it best).

Over on my friends’ podcast Podcast Monsters, I shared my Pokemon conspiracy theory.

And finally, I did an interview on LongReads.com that came out really well.

My next blog post will be about my One True Love. Yes, it will be about Saltines. I’m not kidding.