Jessica Valenti

3 Interviews for Tuesday

At Writers Digest, Robert Lee Brewer talks to Justin Marks about his first book, A Million in Prizes, which won the New Issues prize and which is out now.

One of the things a book is to me is in some ways a chart of a person’s development/growth as a writer during the time in which the book was written.

At Jezebel, Anna is talking to’s Jessica Valenti, whose new book, The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women, came out just last month.

After all, how is it not focusing on young women’s sexuality by talking constantly about their virginity or bringing them to purity balls? If you are telling young women over and over that what’s most important is their virginity, that what makes them valuable is their chastity – then you’re sending the message that it’s the body and sexuality that defines who they are.

And Emily Nonko talks to Tao over at the Bomb magazine website.

The next two books are completely autobiographical. I just think about the most interesting parts of last two years. And then for the ending, I just ask: does it work?

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May 12th, 2009 / 5:17 pm