east village awesome

In December, Gregory and I spent a grand and glorious evening at Bluestockings Books in New York City, listening to Ayun Halliday and Victoria Law (and others) read and discuss zines, feminism, and girl culture. SUCH complete awesomeness was made even more awesome by the fact that it was snowing outside for the duration. There ain’t nothin’ like snow in NYC. So lovely.

After eating a yummy Chinese food dinner with her afterward, Gregory is — just like the rest of us — smitten with the fabulous writer, zinester, and all around FAB GAL, Ms. Halliday…whom he called, “An interesting combination of goofy and sexy.” And how! Order her books! Read her zines! Follow her exploits! And discover for yourself the Hilarious Hoosier Heinie deliciousness that is Ayun.

The FABULOUS Ayun

About muffybolding

Muffy Bolding is a mother/writer/actor/knitter/feminist/withered debutante who likes the smell of asparagus pee, and remains obsessed with the bathroom hygiene of her three children -- despite the fact that they are 23, 19, and 16. She is blissfully married to a cute Jewish boy who looks like Willie Wonka, but remains tragically in love with the dead poet, Ted Hughes. She has the mouth of a Teamster, and her patron saint is Rocco (pestilence relief.) Ms. Bolding lives in Southern California, where she enjoys typing words, making movies, and plucking the rings from the fingers of the dead. She was the co-creator and Editor-in-Chief of the award winning satire zine, Fresno Lampoon, and in between writing screenplays, carnival barking, and savagely threatening her trio of darling larvae with a wooden spoon, she currently publishes the zine, "Withered Debutante." More of her work can also be found in the anthology, "Mamaphonic: Balancing Motherhood and Other Creative Acts", the compilation zine, "Mamaphiles III: Coming Home", as well as in The Cortland Review and hipmama.com. She is currently writing and producing for film and television, and working on a book of essays entitled, "Inside A Chinese Dragon." She has slept around, but not nearly as much as she would have liked.
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