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Abby Rosmarin

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in Boston, The United States
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What do you get when you cross neuroses with sarcasm?

Me.

Hi, my name is Abby. Pleasure to meet you.

As seen on Huffington Post, Bustle, Buzzfeed, MindBodyGreen, Thought Catalog, and a slew of other websites.

My newest book -- In the Event the Flower Girl Explodes -- is now out on Amazon. You should buy it. With your money.

Also the author of I'm Just Here for the Free Scrutiny, Chick Lit & Other Formulas for Life, and No One Reads Poetry: A Collection of Poems.

Go see how I do it bloggy style:
http://thatabbyrose.wordpress.com

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Abby Rosmarin Write. I know, that sounds like terrible advice, right? Have writer's block? Write! But, seriously: write. Get out a notebook and pen (which I have…moreWrite. I know, that sounds like terrible advice, right? Have writer's block? Write! But, seriously: write. Get out a notebook and pen (which I have found takes away the pressure of writing anything profound) and just stream-of-conscious that noise. Write about your day, about what's on your mind. Write about how you feel like a sham and a fraud and you'll never amount to anything as a writer. Just keep going at it. If you start getting ideas for your book, write those notes down, too. Sometimes writing is like trying to break through the ice: you have to chip at it, centimeter by centimeter, with the faith that eventually you'll hit it in just the right way it all will fall into place.(less)
Abby Rosmarin It's twofold:

There is a high that a writer gets when everything is falling into place, when the words are pouring out of you and your characters are…more
It's twofold:

There is a high that a writer gets when everything is falling into place, when the words are pouring out of you and your characters are talking faster than you can write it down and you can literally hear the *click* as it all comes together. It is an otherworldly, surreal, exhilarating, terrifying experience. And there's nothing like it.

The other part has nothing to do with the actual act of writing, but in the aftermath of other people reading it. There is nothing I love more than when people get in contact with me and tell me that my writing has resonated with them, reassured them, made them understand the world in a new or different way. There's nothing a lot more than to give people that platform to begin to heal or learn something more about themselves.(less)
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Sometimes the best way to define something is through the negative.


Sometimes the best way to know what something is, is to know what it isn’t. You can learn every standard definition but sometimes the only way to really understand something is to figure out exactly where the borders are and skim your fingers along the edges.


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I find myself in a dilemma with this book. Maybe the cadence of Turkish writing is different than what my English ears are used to. Maybe there was something about the translation. I really don't know.

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It is a weirdly timely book to be reading, as an American in 2018. While Pinochet’s reign of terror is in a league of its own, especially in comparison to modern day politics in the States, I can’t help but pull parallels.

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This is a fascinating book to read in the present day. Written in 2015, when Scalia was still alive and people swore Clinton was going to be our next president, there is a bittersweetness to it, especially towards the end, when Ginsburg laments that ...more
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“I learned that, while rejection is the name of the game, I’m always going to be exactly what someone is looking for, eventually. Whether it is looks or personality, be it in the professional world or the dating world, what others have over me is irrelevant, because there’s always someone out there looking for an exact type of someone – a someone that I can completely fulfill. I’m not going to be everyone’s ideal, so focusing on the times I get passed over – be it the modeling industry or in real life – is a colossal waste of time.”
Abby Rosmarin, I'm Just Here for the Free Scrutiny: One Model's Tale of Insanity and Inanity in the Wonderful World of Fashion

“I warned her that her lover is
the Picture of Dorian Gray
but
in reverse.

Instead of the portrait taking in
the ugliness
and sin
so he can be and
do
whatever he wants

Instead

he lets himself be ugly
so the image can stay
pristine

- Dorian Grey”
Abby Rosmarin, No One Reads Poetry: A Collection of Poems

“Let me lay bare my soul
to show you’re not alone
in this naked rawness

- Vulnerable”
Abby Rosmarin, No One Reads Poetry: A Collection of Poems

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.”
John A. Shedd

“But life is too short not to make a fool out of yourself from time to time. And sometimes you need to make an ass out of yourself, just to see what you are capable of doing next. Life isn’t just about pushing your limits and seeing what you’re made of in the face of adversity. Sometimes it’s about getting embarrassed and feeling humiliated and seeing where you can go from there.”
Abby Rosmarin, I'm Just Here for the Free Scrutiny: One Model's Tale of Insanity and Inanity in the Wonderful World of Fashion

“We’re all looking for a bit of recognition, even if it’s the unconscious and hypocritical need for attention over the fact that we’re not publically seeking out attention.”
Abby Rosmarin, I'm Just Here for the Free Scrutiny: One Model's Tale of Insanity and Inanity in the Wonderful World of Fashion

“Reality is never what you imagined it would be. Sometimes it’s better. Sometimes it’s worse. And sometimes it’s just different. It’s not worth wasting time and energy trying to predict how things are going to turn out. Just go with the flow and keep your eyes and ears peeled.”
Abby Rosmarin, I'm Just Here for the Free Scrutiny: One Model's Tale of Insanity and Inanity in the Wonderful World of Fashion

“Hard work, determination, and talent are key for any successful venture. But sometimes you need that fourth ingredient: dumb luck. Luck can never replace hard work and talent, but sometimes it can win out over both.”
Abby Rosmarin, I'm Just Here for the Free Scrutiny: One Model's Tale of Insanity and Inanity in the Wonderful World of Fashion

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