Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Amy Ettinger's essays and articles: Huffington Post and beyond
So far Amy has received 313 comments on the article in the Huffington Post not including Facebook messages and emails. I guess she hit a nerve. And I'm not kidding when I say the comments continue to pile in, every other second, on the web. If you'd like to read more, here is another great one: Memoir Horror: Can You Break Up With Your Life's Narrative? which tells you all you need to know about being married to someone who is obsessively writing a warts-and-all memoir concerning a previous phase in his life. Writers and writer's spouses, you may wish to clip and save her essay. Also, here is her cautionary tale, which appeared in the New York Times, concerning those lovely but lead-infested Victorians of San Francisco. If you've got a little kid and you're living in one of those beautiful Princess Anne confections, take our advice and get out right away. Just for fun, here's her take on pursuing vintage finds in San Francisco for New York magazine. She also has a thought-provoking essay about what it's like to live in a two-writer household. The title is "It's not a competition." The essay cannot be found anywhere online but it is available in an anthology called the Secret Lives of Lawfully Wedded Wives, also including a Cheryl Strayed piece you won't find anywhere else (as far as I know). Stay tuned for more Amy stories.