“There’s no such thing as failure.” This is what my adviser (or whatever you want to call a therapist you only actually see once a year) was trying to tell me a few years back. I believe my response was to cross my arms and scowl. Of course there is. I, at the time, believed [...]
Jessa Crispin is the editor and founder of Bookslut. She currently resides in Berlin.
The message from Jane Lawson’s cookbook of winter food is clear: Baby, it’s cold outside. Let’s stay in and … gorge ourselves.
Jessa Crispin revisits some timeless books about the first round of austerity to help us understand the new one.
How to be happy with less money, live a sustainable life, and center your world around your family and community? Jessa Crispin talks to author Shannon Hayes.
Reading W. Somerset Maugham novels, it almost seems a shame that we travel by planes, or locked away alone in our solitary cars, rather than boat or ship. I say that in the way that someone has nostalgia for the 1950s: I wouldn’t actually want to go back to those days. My friends may come [...]
After three years of organizing and hosting the biweekly Bookslut reading series in Chicago, one night sticks out as particularly memorable. The series made its home in the cozy Hopleaf bar in Andersonville, a nice (but quickly becoming too nice) neighborhood on the north side. I myself used to live around the corner from the [...]
When I can afford the chicken, I still buy it. But now I’m spending much more time in the produce aisle.
Inspired by comments from our readers, book guru Jessa Crispin offers a summer reading list: about humor in dark times, the strength of community, and people who shook off apathy to work at rebalancing the scales.