How I spent the last month of my summer "vacation"
Clicking on each dress gives a full picture including shoes. Love your clothes pics.
The local (as local as it gets here) Friday or Sunday paper (digital only not my happiest place) finally carried a Washington Post review of Prom Mom. A week ago. We are lucky to have any kind of paper in Kentucky these days.
I pre-ordered and got to it quick. Enjoyed it sooo much.
Thank you, always appreciate more. Going back and picking up ones I missed. Currently reading Life Sentences.
Patchett also includes the pandemic in her book. A birthday gift near end of August.
Why is it always the ex who brings up getting the last word. Mine did that too. This one doesn't really hear me unless he is looking straight at me, but that is a different story.
That writing powerhouse under those adorable dresses! Or maybe it's over them. Not sure, but you look really, really good! xo
Orange all the way, head to toe. But also, about the yogurt... I think we all now take longer to get to books we want to read. I have a hill of unreads that I very much want to get to, but it will be December before I’ve sliced it down to half. There are all these new inputs we writers are all competing with. Just a thought to counter the yogurt problem. How do we keep books from going bad? Except they don’t. We just have to train reviewers to feature older books. I just got to a 2021 book I’d been wanting to read. It’s The Taiga Syndrome by Cristina Rivera Garza and fantastic. I bought it in late 2021. But I read it last weekend. All to say you might not know how great Prom Mom is really doing until... 2025? Lastly, what might be some secrets to your generative fecundity, pray tell? It’s not like you write simple books. They are crafted. They feel real and might be first person, but you definitely did not “hear them in a dream and transcribed” as I’ve heard some authors refer to process. You plot the hell out of those delicious babies. You have the lyricism, the gorgeous lines, the believable circumstances that make something else more then plausible, when it shouldn’t be. A shitload of research. So... tell... how do you write a lot of them difficult to write books and still manage a wardrobe? Asking for a friend. But also really asking. 🙄😁🤭
Gorgeous wedding outfits! Love the wedding rehearsal dress 🤎
Love the Prada heels!
Just finished Prom Mom. Loved it. Now another is coming! Excited. Great dresses.
Your movie story reminds me of the Seinfeld episode "The Movie." Remember "Rochelle, Rochelle?"
I like prolific writers! You look fabulous in all three outfits, with your lovely hair and beautiful face. I love the person you are, Laura. Please keep writing and slaying us all with your fashion sense and attitude.
I wish I was as prolific as you! The good news is you have always been fantastically fast--and GOOD. You did work at a newspaper, right? Isn't that a BFOQ? Cute dresses. :)
AHh so glad I found your substack! A way to have your voice in my ear. LOVE the photos.
I love that you wore red to the wedding and were the "Lady in Red." Great song. Your blog/newsletter is a high point of my life. Not sure what that says about my life. I love your books. Prom Mom is next on my list. I just need TIME.
Love the looks. Needed the inspiration for MOG looks at a destination wedding.
I find Horizon, a local movie theater chain, to be accommodating, if you don't mind a little drive out of the city.
I felt I had to correct a misspelled name in this piece. Sorry if that meant publishing twice.
Aeons ago, I saw a cartoon How to Have the Last Word. A man says “yes dear” to his wife.
LOVE your writing, wit, and style! The dresses and shoes are fantastic. And thanks for providing the sources below.
I always have the last word too....even if it is only in my head....and the other person never gets to hear it. 🙂 You were definitely Not a Karen.