If you need a job and someone offers you a job, take the job. Working is better than not-working. Then, four years later, start your own media empire with someone you met on the Internet.

Mallory Ortberg, “How to Work for the Enemy and Feel Just Fine” // Interview for The Awl by Matthew J.X. Malady (via velocipedestrienne)

I would like Mallory to write a book called “How to be Mallory Ortberg” and then I will buy it, read it, and memorize it.

Have your wires gotten crossed and you hadn’t heard?

coverspy:

Our Gatsby-themed singles mixer with strandbooks is tomorrow night at 7pm in the Rare Books Room, and whether you’re a perfect gentleman

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or perhaps more of a very rich widow with a terrible secret,

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we’re counting on YOU to be there.

Come one (but really, come all) and join your fellow Tumblrs in testing your espionage abilities over eats from Sigmund’s Pretzels and Brooklyn Farmacy.

Who knows—maybe you’ll even come away from the night with some top secret contact information!

Sign your name on our dotted line, and we’ll spy you tomorrow night!

Come on out tomorrow night and geeeet youuuur fliiiiirt on. Get your flirt on. Get your flirt on. Also brb, changing my spy name to Agent Snakehole.

These are in my office right now as a very well meaning gift from our officemate who just got back from Hong Kong.
I just had to ziploc bag them, and put them in a reusable container because the smell is trying to kill me. I am a wimp with a terrible sensitivity to smells. 

These are in my office right now as a very well meaning gift from our officemate who just got back from Hong Kong.

I just had to ziploc bag them, and put them in a reusable container because the smell is trying to kill me. I am a wimp with a terrible sensitivity to smells. 

WORLD, I have found my theme music. This isn’t so much about the lyrics as the sound, but the lyrics sure aren’t bad either. Please imagine this playing whenever I enter a room or do something amazing.

This is everything I needed this morning. THANK YOU, INTERNET. And Preeti. 

(via runwithskizzers)

coverspy:

Gentlemen, our Gatsby-themed soiree at Strand Books is Tuesday, and there are still undercover discount tickets available here. 
What can you expect? This dude explains it all.

coverspy:

Gentlemen, our Gatsby-themed soiree at Strand Books is Tuesday, and there are still undercover discount tickets available here

What can you expect? This dude explains it all.

nevver:

Book posters, Gunter Rambow

(via powells)

admiralbeamish said: Good morning and thank you. A while ago I bought an I ONLY LISTEN TO THE MOUNTAIN GOATS tee and since I've been asked for random high fives and whether or not I am some bizarre goat whisperer. My question is whether the shirt is a binding contract?

johndarnielle:

It is. However, checking out, digging, grooving on, rocking out to, being moved by to the point of obsession with, or just enjoying other music is still perfectly fine under the terms of the shirt. 

Someday my two-line bio for solo appearances, which is a companion piece to the I ONLY LISTEN TO THE MOUNTAIN GOATS shirt/tote bag, will emerge in the wild, and together we will all ponder what the third pillar of my Triforce of  Exaggerated Claims ought to be.

I don’t even know what to do with you if you’re not following JD on tumblr.

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