I just finished reading Ariel Gore's How to Become a Famous Writer Before You're Dead: Your Words in Print and Your Name in Lights. This book, well, it just kicks ass. From start to finish, it grabs you, speaks to you, and makes you feel like your sitting in a smoke-filled coffee house sipping a latte with Ariel sitting right across the uneven table from you as she shares her tips for not dying before you become famous.
She's got interviews with other still-very-much-alive famous authors, writing exercises up the ying-yang, and a tell-it-like-it-is style that I totally heart.
Since reading this Hip Mama's super-awesome book, I've purchased nearly every book mentioned or recommended within, signed up and subscribed to hip Mama (she's the founding editor) and played around with the idea of starting my own zine, and found countless writing/author web sites she says are worth checking out.
And seeing as how Ariel Gore is already famous and still not dead, I'm gonna pretend this is my new bible and follow it even more religiously than the one I was supposed to have actually read already, seeing as how I am Catholic.
Besides, how can I not like a book by another mom writer who uses the word "fuck" as much as I do?