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Lauren Kells

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Lauren Kells lives in California with her musical husband. She enjoys laughing with her girlfriends, drinking espresso and sleeping in fresh linens. When she's not writing realistic stories about being awkward, she's probably reading a memoir with a side of bread and cheese.

Illustration is by Brenna Daugherty via Hep Threads Vintage on Etsy.

Average rating: 3.76 · 38 ratings · 14 reviews · 2 distinct works
If You Have to Ask

3.73 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Bea's Notes

3.81 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2014
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If You Have to Ask (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:38PM
Description: Jill is in love with her new career as an English teacher in San Francisco. She’s also still in love with her ex-boyfriend from college, Jacob, who is happy to be her friend with benefits, an arrangement Jill thinks is just temporary until he realizes she’s the one. This is chapter one, which begins in fall semester.
Bea's Notes (Humor)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:37PM
Description: Bea is a transfer student at a mid-tier public university in California. She’s happy to have left home to study biology and live in a dorm with four girls crammed into one tiny room. She is even happier to finally be doing it. This is the first few pages of Bea's Notes, a short story.
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How to Build a Girl
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Claire Messud
“How angry am I? You don't want to know. Nobody wants to know about that.

I'm a good girl, I'm a nice girl, I'm a straight-A, strait-laced, good daughter, good career girl, and I never stole anybody's boyfriend and I never ran out on a girlfriend, and I put up with my parents' shit and my brother's shit, and I'm not a girl anyhow, I'm over forty fucking years old, and I'm good at my job and I'm great with kids and I held my mother's hand when she died, after four years of holding her hand while she was dying, and I speak to my father every day on the telephone -- every day, mind you, and what kind of weather do you have on your side of the river, because here it's pretty gray and a bit muggy too? It was supposed to say "Great Artist" on my tombstone, but if I died right now it would say "such a good teacher/daughter/friend" instead; and what I really want to shout, and want in big letters on that grave, too, is FUCK YOU ALL.”
Claire Messud, The Woman Upstairs

Lizz Winstead
“We had forgotten the most important lesson of being women: We are one another, and when all else fails, we have one another.”
Lizz Winstead, Lizz Free Or Die

Barbara Ehrenreich
“There is a vast difference between positive thinking and existential courage.”
Barbara Ehrenreich, Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America

Barbara Ehrenreich
“Human intellectual progress, such as it has been, results from our long struggle to see things 'as they are,' or in the most universally comprehensible way, and not as projections of our own emotions. Thunder is not a tantrum in the sky, disease is not a divine punishment, and not every death or accident results from witchcraft. What we call the Enlightenment and hold on to only tenuously, by our fingernails, is the slow-dawning understanding that the world is unfolding according to its own inner algorithms of cause and effect, probability and chance, without any regard for human feelings.”
Barbara Ehrenreich, Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America

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