Edan Lepucki

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Edan Lepucki is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels California and Woman No. 17, as well as the novella If You're Not Yet Like Me. Her short story "There's No Place Like Home" is included in Warmer, an anthology of short fiction about climate change. A book based on her Instagram, Mothers Before, which showcases photos of women's mothers before they became mothers, will be published by Abrams in spring 2020.

She is a graduate of Oberlin College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and her short fiction and nonfiction have been published in Esquire, The Cut, McSweeney's, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times. She is a staff writer for The Millions and the founder of Writing Workshops Los Angeles, and, along with Amelia Morr
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California

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“We stand there, quiet. My questions all seem wrong: How did you get so old? Was it all at once, in a day, or did you peter out bit by bit? When did you stop having parties? Did everyone else get old too, or was it just you? Are other people still here, hiding in the palm trees or holding their breath underwater? When did you last swim your laps? Do your bones hurt? Did you know this was coming and hide that you knew, or did it ambush you from behind?”
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Joshlynn So many baby books. You'll be prepared.


message 5: by Edan

Edan Josh wrote: "Hey Edan. Hope it's alright if I added "I'm married. And pregnant." to your quotes. If not, I'll take it down. Love ya :)"

Of course! Ha!


Joshlynn Hey Edan. Hope it's alright if I added "I'm married. And pregnant." to your quotes. If not, I'll take it down. Love ya :)


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Edan I've been to Walden Pond in the past, Donald, but that time around I just stopped to pose with these dogs, who were hanging out on the sidewalk, leashless and lovely. Their owner told me they were brothers.

Omar doesn't know a thing about this photo, Robert, so keep your mouth shut! When he's jealous his ears droop, and it's pathetic, and none of us can handle it.


message 2: by Ken (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:42PM)

Ken Baumann I'm very glad we agree on A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and that Chabon thing.

When I read those books, I feel like I need to buy a used bike and move to Brooklyn and wear old sweaters and listen to The Klaxons.


message 1: by Edan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:51AM)

Edan Awww...you guys are the best! It's not that I'm a good writing teacher, but that you guys are such wonderful writing students.
Also
I will return from Squaw Valley with all kinds of new ass-kicking teaching skillz.


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