Happy new year, friends! I ended the miserable year by starting a weekly newsletter called Dollface on Substack. It’s a place to record some of my reading and writing life — ideas, dreams, opinions. You’ll find book reviews and other literary ruminations, thoughts about writing, publishing, art, sex, feminism, motherhood, and more. I link to some of the most interesting things I’ve read on the internet. I also hope to include conversations with some of the writers and artists I love.
I hope you’ll subscribe!
And if you want to catch up, read on.
So far I’ve published three letters:
The first,“Dark of Heartness,” was about rejection and vulnerability and also about the consolations of feminist art (including some made by my sister).
The second, “Wanderlust and walnut cookies,” was about baking my ex’s mother’s Christmas cookies and about my fantasies of solitude (and collection of Airbnb images of apartments in remote Russia and Sweden).
The third, “Lemon Yellow,” was published on New Years Day. I reflected on panna cotta, the legalization of abortion in Argentina, fleeting moments of feminist hope, and the mindfuckery of Covid.
I hope you’ll join me on this adventure. And congratulations on surviving into a new year! x