The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater: Essays on Crafting


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Flatiron Books
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5.3 X 0.8 X 8.2 inches | 0.45 pounds
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About the Author

ALANNA OKUN is a writer, editor, and crafter. She's currently a senior editor at Racked, and has written for publications such as BuzzFeed, Brooklyn Magazine, Apartment Therapy, and The Hairpin, and has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, NPR, and many other local and national television and radio programs. Alanna lives in Brooklyn with a lot of yarn.


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"It is reminiscent of Nora Ephron--charming and lighthearted, but bright with vulnerability." --The New Republic

"[A] hilariously quirky and heartwarming essay collection...a book you'll underline and highlight and read to pieces--and then immediately want to share with all of your best friends." --Bustle

"Okun's writing is entertaining, often funny, and relatable even to noncrafters."

"Relatable, witty, and comforting, this collection has a little something for creators of all types."

"Through her essays, Okun discusses her deep connection to crafting in a way that brings meaning to every handmade object, and will certainly inspire all of your future projects."
--Apartment Therapy

"Often funny...and always deeply felt..."

"You don't have to actually care about knitting to be completely engrossed in The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater..."

"This book draws you in just as an oversized, hand-knitted, and unexpectedly soft sweater does. Alanna is so sharp and so charming and so genuinely warm that, regardless of your prior experience with crafting, you will only want to put down this book if it is to make something yourself--and you know Alanna would approve."
--Katie Heaney, author of Never Have I Ever, Dear Emma, and Public Relations

"Alanna Okun's poignant, hilarious, and infinitely instructional essays about crafting will help you have a more beautiful life, whether you ever pick up a pair of knitting needles or not."
--Jen Doll, author of Save the Date