In Pamela Ribon’s recent, very funny, moving memoir, Notes to Boys: And Other Things I Shouldn’t Share in Public, the author looks back at her many teenaged letters to her crushes, examining them from her current-day vantage point. I really loved it (so much that I included it here), and as a lifelong journal keeper with my own history of cringeworthy meanderings, wanted to know more about what inspired Ribon to examine her younger self in this way — and what she learned about not only “Little Pam” but also Current Pam, and writing itself, through the course of creating…
You guys, Pamela Ribon is as much of a pleasure to work with as she is to read. Just for the record.
There are quite a lot of good books currently out, and it comes as no surprise that quite a lot of them are by ladies (no offense to men, who we hear can also write very fine books when they put their minds to it). As for our list, which you will find below, there is something for nearly everyone: Y.A., short stories, essay collections, novels, nonfiction, books you might have read a long time ago and probably should read again in their updated states nowâthey are here. If we missed a book you have been reading and loving thatâsâ¦
Pamela Ribon’s Notes to Boys (And Other Things I Shouldn’t Share in Public) makes the list along with some personal favorites like Harriet the Spy and Veronica Mars!
We live in a world where sex is everywhere—but are we having frank discussions about sex? About what it means for the parties involved? And about how we engage in it? For sexpert Madison Young, that half-censored world is one she wants to change. In her