'Sometimes, there can be a slightly condescending assumption that anything unlikable about a female character is a mistake, as if they’re a contestant in a beauty pageant and have to seem charming and upbeat all the time.'
Curtis Sittenfeld is the bestselling author of five novels – the cult-classic Prep, The Man of My Dreams, American Wife, Sisterland and Eligible – and one story collection, You Think It, I’ll Say It.
Her books have been selected by the New York Times, Time, Entertainment Weekly and People for their ‘Ten Best Books of the Year’ lists, optioned for television and film, and translated into 30 languages. Her short stories have appeared in the New Yorker, the Washington Post, and Esquire, and her non-fiction has appeared in the New York Times, Time, Vanity Fair, the Atlantic, Slate, and on This American Life.
Who Gave You Permission?: Speaking Up and Speaking Out
Curtis Sittenfeld, Nayuka Gorrie, Ariel Levy, Raquel Willis, Michelle Law
Things My Mother Never Told Me
Aretha Brown, Ariel Levy, Bhenji Ra, Courtney Barnett, Clare Wright, Curtis Sittenfeld, Fran Kelly, Nayuka Gorrie, Maria Tumarkin, Mehreen Faruqi, Nicole Lee, Patricia Cornelius, Raquel WillisBooking fast