Ariel Schrag




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Ariel Schrag was born in Berkeley, California in 1979. Her debut novel, ADAM, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in June 2014.

She is the author of the graphic memoirs Awkward, Definition, Potential, and Likewise (Simon & Schuster), which chronicle her four years at Berkeley High School. Potential was nominated for an Eisner Award and Likewise was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award.

Potential is currently being developed into a feature film by Christine Vachon’s Killer Films (Boys Don’t Cry, Far From Heaven, Mildred Pierce). Schrag wrote the screenplay adaptation.

Schrag was a writer for Season Two of the HBO series How To Make It In America and a writer for Seasons Three and Four of the hit Showtime series The L Word.

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Ariel Schrag Writers block usually means you made a mistake somewhere and your book is off down the wrong path. Back up and look at where you may have gone wrong.…moreWriters block usually means you made a mistake somewhere and your book is off down the wrong path. Back up and look at where you may have gone wrong. Trust your gut. Is this boring? Is it unbelievable? Then delete and start again from that point. (less)
Ariel Schrag Adam c'est moi! Seriously, he is mostly based on myself and my two best straight guy friends. And also my younger sister (who's straight but always…moreAdam c'est moi! Seriously, he is mostly based on myself and my two best straight guy friends. And also my younger sister (who's straight but always tags along to lesbian events with me). One straight cis guy friend once said to me, "You're so lucky, wherever you go you get to just hook up with whatever gay girl scene is happening in that city. It's so hard to make friends..." I thought that was really interesting. The idea that someone from the mainstream would be jealous of someone marginalized because of the social perks. (less)
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This was great. Incredibly evocative and moving. Some of my favorite lines:

"I kept my head down, a flush inexplicably spreading up my neck, the frightening, lovely feeling of being seen, the discomforting sense of its fragility, the way I was not mys
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“I thought about how all that mattered, in all entirety, and all I wanted,
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Jessica What part of Potential are you gonna read at Book Soup? Same as at Rocketship? I have heard that a lot of the LA-based Booksters can be found hanging around that location. Being as I've become a little obsessed with the intersection of Bookface and real life, I want full reports on all Bookster-like characters you might come across, complete with illustrations, transcripts, and any highly personal information you might glean.


Rachel Do you read the New Yorker? I recommend to you the article in this week's issue about retroviruses.


Jessica Also, the more I think about this book, the more I felt like I also read it, but this is just another one of these situations that makes me hope I never have to testify as a witness to a crime, because I obviously have a weak mind and am easily led.


Jessica Ariel, there's a group on here called "what the hell is the name of that book" or something along those lines. You should try there, if you haven't yet. I bet someone will know....


message 3: by Sarah

Sarah Schrag i could only find one of the books i was thinking of, but its called "behind the bedroom wall." it doesn't really match the description you gave though, haha.


message 2: by Sarah

Sarah Schrag ariel - as far as the attic book goes, there are two children's books about the holocaust that you could potentially be thinking about, so maybe the secret was that they were harboring jews and that was why your teacher didn't count "toys" as a correct answer. i can try to find the names of those two books if you think thats what it was.


message 1: by Rhoda

Rhoda Sarah is the one who told me to join. Yes, it was too short of a visit at Thanksgiving. David and I were commenting on our very long ride home that one of the highlights was how much we got to see you and Tania.
Safe travels home - and hi to Kris -
Rhoda


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