Listen Up: The #ReadingThings You’ve All Been Waiting For, Saint Mazie with Jami Attenberg!
Happy Memorial Day Monday, everybody! We hope you’re either A) at home lounging with a cocktail or B) riding home from lounging somewhere else with a cocktail. The theme of today’s #ReadingThings is smart, charming ladies—namely Mazie P. Gordon, the incredible main character of Saint Mazie and the novel’s wise and wonderful author, Jami Attenberg.
Jami is the author of six—six!—novels, including The Middlesteins, Saint Mazie, and, most recently, All Grown Up, which has been getting alllll the buzz.
Read Joseph Mitchell’s original profile in The New Yorker of Mazie P. Gordon—it inspired by both Jami’s book and her friend’s Brooklyn bar, St. Mazie.
Casting! Mazie: Jennifer Lawrence, Jenny Slate, Ellen Page, Rachel McAdams, Emma Stone, Amber Tamblyn, Helena Bonham Carter; Rose: Mary-Louise Parker, Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz, Jennifer Connelly, Angelina Jolie; Jeanie: Lea Michele, Zooey Deschanel, Emma Roberts, Elle Fanning; Captain Benjamin Hazzard: Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling, Channing Tatum, Jon Hamm; Louis: Jon Favreau, Stanley Tucci, James Gandolfini (R.I.P.), Mark Wahlberg, Matt Damon; Tee: Emma Watson, Amy Adams, Elizabeth Olsen.
BUT, full disclosure: There is probably a miniseries happening (with Helena Bonham Carter!).
The next #ReadingThings is The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth. It involves a car crash, young love, and a religious conversion camp. We’re discussing it 7/24!
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