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Meredith Russo

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MEREDITH RUSSO lives in Brooklyn with her cat Shadow and probably more books than is responsible for a New York apartment. When she isn't upsetting Yankees by smiling and making eye contact on the 3 train she spends her time lifting weights, playing fighting games, blowing up the mic at karaoke, glancing anxiously at her TBR pile, and, of course, working on her next book.

Meredith's debut novel, If I Was Your Girl, released in 2016 to rave reviews and multiple awards. Her second novel, Birthday, came out in 2019. Both novels explore themes of gender identity, sexuality, poverty, trauma, and mental illness in Southern Appalachia, though they're lighter and way less bummer-y than that list might imply. Her essays and shorter fiction can be fou
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Meredith Russo It feels at once amazing and horrifying, like if you could take the exhileration of going on stage and stage fright all at once and stretch them out e…moreIt feels at once amazing and horrifying, like if you could take the exhileration of going on stage and stage fright all at once and stretch them out every day over months and months. And yes oh yes, I'm currently working on two new projects!(less)
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If I Was Your Girl

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“For as long as I could remember, I had been apologizing for existing, for trying to be who I was, to live the life I was meant to lead.”
Meredith Russo, If I Was Your Girl

“You can have anything,” she said, “once you admit you deserve it.”
Meredith Russo, If I Was Your Girl

“I know it hurts. I know it hurts so bad you can barely breathe sometimes. I know because I’ve been there. Please don’t leave us. I promise life can be good, and we need you too much.”
Meredith Russo, If I Was Your Girl

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