We Are the Baby-Sitters Club: Essays and Artwork from Grown-Up Readers

Marisa Crawford (Editor) Megan Milks (Editor)
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Product Details

Price
$19.98  $18.38
Publisher
Chicago Review Press
Publish Date
July 06, 2021
Pages
240
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781641604901

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About the Author

Marisa Crawford is a poet and cultural critic whose writing has appeared in The Nation, VICE, Bitch, BUST, Ms., The Rumpus, Hyperallergic, and elsewhere. She is the author of two collections of poetry and the founder of Weird Sister, a website and organization that explores the intersections of feminism, literature, and pop culture. Megan Milks is an award-winning fiction author with a debut novel forthcoming in 2021. Their stories have been published in three anthologies, as well as journals including Fence, PANK, LIT, and Yes Femmes. Their critical writing has appeared in Bookforum, 4Columns, Los Angeles Review of Books, The New Inquiry, and elsewhere.

Reviews

"We Are the Baby-Sitters Club is a complicated paean to Ann M. Martin's serial magnum opus, grappling with its loose ends and blind spots through the passionate insight of grown-up fans; it's a varied volume of deeply personal literary criticism that takes tween girls' lives and culture seriously--finally!" --Johanna Fateman, founding member of Le Tigre

"Reading this anthology was like having a big, boisterous, long-awaited conversation with friends in which we shared our great love of the series, and filled in the parts of us it failed to mirror. It was a joy, a relief, and a homecoming that I hadn't known I needed. More than a book about a series of books, it is an ode to the child readers we were, and the ways we have learned to name the experiences we couldn't find written." --Melissa Febos, author of Abandon Me & Girlhood