Claire Dederer





Claire Dederer

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Claire’s first book, Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses, will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in January, 2011. It will be published simultaneously in the UK by Bloomsbury.

Claire is a longtime contributor to The New York Times. Her articles have appeared in Vogue, Real Simple, The Nation, New York, Yoga Journal, on Slate and Salon, and in newspapers across the country. Her writing has encompassed criticism, reporting, and the personal essay.

Dederer’s essays have appeared in the anthologies Money Changes Everything (edited by Elissa Schappell and Jenny Offill) and Heavy Rotation (edited by Peter Terzian).

Before becoming a freelance journalist, Claire was the chief film critic at Seattle Weekly.

With her husband Bruce Barcott,...more


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My book will be in stores tomorrow. Earlier today my husband led me outside to our yard. He pointed at the corner of the lawn where we have been planning (but not planting) a vegetable garden for the last two years. He said, “Look. There’s no garden there.” Then he pulled a copy of my book from behind his back. “But you made this instead.”


Sometimes I really, really like him.

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“I had discovered something; there was a pleasure in becoming something new. You could will yourself into a fresh shape. Now all I had to do was figure out how to do it out there, in my life.”
Claire Dederer, Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses

“I carefully lifted out of the pose and spoke up: "Uh, Fran? When I'm doing the pose (camel), I have this feeling in my chest, kind of a scary, tight feeling."

Fran was adjusting someone across the room. She had a way of looking like a thoughtful seamstress when she made adjustments: an inch let out here, a seam straightened there, and everything would be just right. She might as well have had pins tucked between her lips and a tape measure around her neck. Without missing a beat or looking up she said, "Oh, that's fear. Try the pose again."

Fear. I hadn't even known it was there.”
Claire Dederer, Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses

“What if the opposite of good wasn't bad? What if the opposite of good was real?”
Claire Dederer, Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses



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