“If you’re in it to win it…you just gotta stick with it. Through the good times AND through the bad times.”
To enter this shitty, shifty, glittering arena and do battle with the most clever, creative, beautiful, talented, ambitious people from all over the globe, you gotta be FIERCE, my friend.
You gotta have SACK.
You gotta KNOW WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE.
You gotta WILE, SMILE, and then ELBOW YOUR WAY IN and TAKE A SEAT AT THAT GOTTDAMNED TABLE.
You gotta know — no matter WHAT anybody else tells you in order to dissuade you from your dreams — THAT YOU BELONG THERE.
You gotta get up every single day and BRING IT.
You gotta never give up.
This town AIN’T NO FUCKIN’ PLACE FOR SISSIES.
The MOST magical city in the world…with the MOST magical people in the world.
I love you.
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.
need this, in your voice, on a loop, please…….