If you’re going to write about yourself, some people are going to have a really violent response and they’re going to communicate that to you, and that is not that fun. But, oh well. But it’s worth it, because it’s so exciting to write the whole truth, precisely, the best you can.
The New Yorker Out Loud talks to Ariel Levy about her profile on Diana Nyad and her fascinations with the female body, gender, and sexuality. Great stuff for writers, and at the end she says that she’s writing a book-length version of her devastating essay about her miscarriage in Mongolia. Plus: Ariel Levy on Edie Windsor.