Danielle Mohlman

Often mistaking books for boyfriends. Always writing plays.
mcnallyjackson:

We’re so very looking forward to a cool evening next Wednesday with literary BFFs Emma Straub and Edan Lepucki. Straub’s new novel, The Vacationers, is Cristin’s “new favorite book for grownups,” and “the book girls in cute sundresses will be reading on the subway all summer” (true!). Meanwhile, Lepucki’s debut, California, has quite a few fans, too, including Sherman Alexie and Steven Colbert. Frozen piña coladas and post-apocalyptic-strength sunscreen optional. 

Two of the best books I’ve read this summer — and I haven’t even finished California yet! It’s just one of those novels. I wish I could see these two in conversation.

mcnallyjackson:

We’re so very looking forward to a cool evening next Wednesday with literary BFFs Emma Straub and Edan Lepucki. Straub’s new novel, The Vacationers, is Cristin’s “new favorite book for grownups,” and “the book girls in cute sundresses will be reading on the subway all summer” (true!). Meanwhile, Lepucki’s debut, California, has quite a few fans, too, including Sherman Alexie and Steven Colbert. Frozen piña coladas and post-apocalyptic-strength sunscreen optional. 

Two of the best books I’ve read this summer — and I haven’t even finished California yet! It’s just one of those novels. I wish I could see these two in conversation.

(via italicsmine)

This week’s play. This being DC, my bag has already been searched once while carrying it. Nice little shocker title for security to discover.

This week’s play. This being DC, my bag has already been searched once while carrying it. Nice little shocker title for security to discover.

Halfway through California by Edan Lepucki. This angle best showcases the tabs I use to keep myself on track with the rest of the reblogbookclub. Thank you for such an engaging read, italicsmine!

Halfway through California by Edan Lepucki. This angle best showcases the tabs I use to keep myself on track with the rest of the reblogbookclub. Thank you for such an engaging read, italicsmine!

italicsmine:

My friend Heidi’s mom took this photo of my book, for sale at Costco.
COSTCO, people.
(Sort of wish it had a plain Kirkland Signature cover though!)

Guys, this book is so good! I’m about a third of the way through and I’m already recommending it to people. It’s the first dystopian novel that’s truly sucked me in because I can see it really happening. The world building is fantastic. But I digress…
This is  a photo of Edan’s book in Costco. Costco, guys. Do you know what that means? Costco carries a limited number of titles and California is one of them. Having a book carried at Costco is like having your song on the Billboard Top 40. (Okay, not exactly, but hear me out.) No longer is this a book for the in-the-know reader (or music connoisseur, to extend the simile). At Costco, every book is front facing. And those bright red flats have limited space for those front facing books. Limited space to say “Hey, listen to this One Direction earworm* until you forget that there are millions of listening options available to you in the world. One Direction is one of forty artists that we as a society have decided to play in every restaurant, at every club, on every radio station (sometimes at the same time), and in every commercial. You can’t ignore One Direction if you tried. We won’t let you.”
Which is to say, congratulations on becoming the book equivalent of an earworm, Edan Lepucki. It is very well deserved. California is terrifying in its “that-could-be-us”ness. The world building you showcase in your writing is wonderfully intricate. And I am so glad that such a well written novel is receiving so much attention. I’m on Chapter 10 and I cannot wait to see what happens next. 

*No offense meant to the members of One Direction, who totally read my blog.**
**One Direction does not read my blog.

italicsmine:

My friend Heidi’s mom took this photo of my book, for sale at Costco.

COSTCO, people.

(Sort of wish it had a plain Kirkland Signature cover though!)

Guys, this book is so good! I’m about a third of the way through and I’m already recommending it to people. It’s the first dystopian novel that’s truly sucked me in because I can see it really happening. The world building is fantastic. But I digress…

This is a photo of Edan’s book in Costco. Costco, guys. Do you know what that means? Costco carries a limited number of titles and California is one of them. Having a book carried at Costco is like having your song on the Billboard Top 40. (Okay, not exactly, but hear me out.) No longer is this a book for the in-the-know reader (or music connoisseur, to extend the simile). At Costco, every book is front facing. And those bright red flats have limited space for those front facing books. Limited space to say “Hey, listen to this One Direction earworm* until you forget that there are millions of listening options available to you in the world. One Direction is one of forty artists that we as a society have decided to play in every restaurant, at every club, on every radio station (sometimes at the same time), and in every commercial. You can’t ignore One Direction if you tried. We won’t let you.”

Which is to say, congratulations on becoming the book equivalent of an earworm, Edan Lepucki. It is very well deserved. California is terrifying in its “that-could-be-us”ness. The world building you showcase in your writing is wonderfully intricate. And I am so glad that such a well written novel is receiving so much attention. I’m on Chapter 10 and I cannot wait to see what happens next.

*No offense meant to the members of One Direction, who totally read my blog.**

**One Direction does not read my blog.

diversityinya:

Some updates in the censorship of The Miseducation of Cameron Post!
That pic above is a photo of some of the copies of Cameron Post that Browseabout Books has gotten in stock due to this fiasco. Read about how the bookstore is giving those books away here.
The Cape Gazette, the local paper who first broke this story, also has a new story up about the response that the school board has received since they pulled Cameron Post from the list.
And Delaware Online reports about last night’s (July 11) school board meeting in which Cameron Post was discussed, though apparently not re-added to the list. There will be another school board meeting to discuss this again on July 24.
NBC Philadelphia has this summation of what happened, as well as some new quotes from Roni Posner, the one board member who did not support removing the book from the list: “It’s really a stunner to me that we did that.”

If you haven’t already read The Miseducation of Cameron Post, please read it this summer in support of the Cape Henlopen teens who’ve had the book removed from their summer reading list. 

diversityinya:

Some updates in the censorship of The Miseducation of Cameron Post!

If you haven’t already read The Miseducation of Cameron Post, please read it this summer in support of the Cape Henlopen teens who’ve had the book removed from their summer reading list. 

(via megbytheminute)

To paraphrase Laura (aka 52books), there’s something wrong with my purse. Taking California by Edan Lepucki on my commute. Getting a late start on the Reblog Book Club, but I’ll catch up in no time.

To paraphrase Laura (aka 52books), there’s something wrong with my purse. Taking California by Edan Lepucki on my commute. Getting a late start on the Reblog Book Club, but I’ll catch up in no time.

joefernandezjr:

The #DC #waterfront is #gorgeous!!! #littleadventures  (at Nationals Park — Washington, D.C.)

I’m going to miss you, Joe! Watch out, Playwrights’ Horizons. Get ready, New York. He’s coming to stage manage like nobody’s business.

joefernandezjr:

The #DC #waterfront is #gorgeous!!! #littleadventures (at Nationals Park — Washington, D.C.)

I’m going to miss you, Joe! Watch out, Playwrights’ Horizons. Get ready, New York. He’s coming to stage manage like nobody’s business.

I’m ready for you, Tumblr. Next up: California by Edan Lepucki for the Reblog Book Club.

I’m ready for you, Tumblr. Next up: California by Edan Lepucki for the Reblog Book Club.

Submission Opportunities for Emerging Playwrights

Hilarious and, sadly, very very accurate.  Read the full lineup on McSweeney’s