The Bell Jar at 40

It’s always interesting when a very strange book is also an enduringly popular book. The Bell Jar has sold more than three million copies and is a mainstay of American high school English classes; it was made into a movie in 1979, and another version, starring Julia Stiles, is currently in production. Like The Catcher in the Rye, it is a touchstone for a certain kind of introspective, moody teenager—the kind of teenager who used to listen to the Cure and, later on, Tori Amos, and who these days listens to—actually I have no idea, but she definitely has a blog.

Published: Jul 31, 2011
Length: 18 minutes (4,578 words)

Why I write for free

There’s no meaningful relationship between whether a publication pays me and whether it’s worthwhile for me to write for them.’

Source: Emily Magazine
Published: Jun 22, 2009
Length: 6 minutes (1,612 words)