October 20, 2014
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What if the Hobart Twitter just became all and only RTs of awesome people saying they’d ordered, and/or telling you *you* need to order, Chloe Caldwell’s WOMEN?
#Chloe Caldwell #WOMEN #SF/LD #Lena Dunham #Courtney Maum #Liz Wyckoff
October 16, 2014
Chloe Caldwell is excellent from page one. I chose my plane reading wisely. #100healthydays
WOMEN, Chloe Caldwell
ami with an i
#Chloe Caldwell #WOMEN #SF/LD
In 'Women,' Chloe Caldwell Captures Love, Longing, and Contradictions | Bustle
What is refreshing about Women is its storytelling through the female gaze, and how this informs our questioning and resolution of identity. Women doesn’t profess to be a feminist novella, and I didn’t notice this distinction until I meditated on why the book feels so different from classic coming-of-age fiction and memoir. Caldwell describes her lovers and friends the way many women see and consider themselves: the way our bodies match other women, the way we diverge, the softness and confidence of Finn’s “sweet spot” clothing style (a perfect balance of being butch and being approachable). The allure of other women that she conveys is in their ability to be natural and brilliant. There is a desire to have someone who has herself figured out accept you.
#Chloe Caldwell #WOMEN #Bustle #book review
October 14, 2014
Current obsessions: Broad City, Yeezus & this book by #chloecaldwell from #hobartpulp
we endorse all three of these obsessions.
#Chloe Caldwell #WOMEN #SFLD #Yeezus #Broad City
October 13, 2014
'risky and provocative women writers'
i neglected to mention, the anthology from which my story was pulled was to be an anthology of ‘RISKY AND PROVOCATIVE WOMEN WRITERS.’
i don’t think they wanted ‘risky’ or ‘provocative’ women writers. i’m not sure they understand the meaning of either word.
a friend of mine told me the morning my essay went up on Hobart that a prominent woman writer (not one included in this anthology, i.e. not roxane) known for her writings about women and feminism, had initially linked to my essay and said something along the lines of, “e.e. has some interesting points here.” or maybe she said “interesting arguments.” at any rate, she said something that wasn’t 100% condemning. a couple hours later the same friend told me this woman had deleted her tweet linking to my essay. my friend said something like, “[this female writer] got into trouble, as she always does, as her “supporters” are so intense and possessive of her.”
so what does this mean? are we writers politicians now? catering to our ‘supporters’ or ‘fans’? afraid of open, honest dialogue and discussion? afraid to say anything new, that might not be easily swallowed or digested by our followers?
i find this very depressing. and another reason i’m neither ‘an essayist’ nor on twitter or fb. the second you become fearful of offending a fan or follower or even another writer who is a friend, you have lost the ability to think and to speak freely. you are no longer independent. you are no longer a leader. you have lost your courage. and my respect.
#elizabeth ellen #risky #provocative
The Women of Short Flight/Long Drive Books | Facebook
reading in L.A. w CHLOE CALDWELL & MIRA GONZALEZ friday night.
Maybe most notably… this may (?) be the one time Chloe comes to the west coast! Come out and hear her read and join the growing chorus of raves for WOMEN.