my favorite thing about this times story on a blog that is now a book that will be sold at urban outfitters is how it takes five paragraphs to piece together the blog’s name:
And so, to introduce Ms. Koenig, who, like her sisters before her, has been channeling her anomie into a contemporary literary form — in her case, a Tumblr blog. While its title begins with a common vulgar interjection, it is nonetheless a sweetly dark look at a life stage, something resembling the HBO series “Girls,” but defanged a bit. Like the scribbles on a ninth grader’s spiral notebook, it is hand drawn, Ms. Koenig’s curly feminine printing in speech bubbles and checklists, flow charts and pictograms.
So, you’ve moved back in with your parents, huh? How’s that going?” reads a typical entry.
Well, I’ve been watching a lot of ‘Breaking Bad’ in my underwear in my childhood bedroom. I only started two weeks ago and I’m already halfway through season four! So I’m actually being super productive!”
Ms. Koenig was back in that bedroom last week, an attic space with sloping ceilings and wall-to-wall carpeting that displays decorative flourishes from her high school days — the first 50 pages of “An American Tragedy” pinned to the wall above her bed, Hello Kitty stickers, a worn gray Uglydoll — along with her mother’s yoga and meditation gear, as graphic a depiction of a house’s transition toward an empty nest as you could hope to find.
But Ms. Koenig was in town only temporarily. She moved out to Los Angeles in January, first subletting a room in a friend’s apartment, then moving in with a new boyfriend. Now she was back for an acting job on an MTV pilot.
That’s a step up, she noted, from the Web series auditions she used to doggedly attend in the year after she graduated from the drama department at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts. (While in many ways emblematic of her generation, Ms. Koenig is anomalous in one respect: she has very little college debt, having received three scholarships along with a loan.)
Her book, which goes by the same name as the blog and concludes with the words “I’m in My Twenties,” will be out next month from Chronicle Books, and will be sold at Urban Outfitters, the 20-something’s go-to lifestyle emporium.
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- placesweusedtogo said: My favorite thing is calling Urban Outfitters the 20-something’s go-to emporium as if anyone besides teenagers and 35-year-old women go to Urban Outfitters
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