RED the Book is a collection of personal (sometimes veyr personal) essays by the next generation of writers -- teenage girls -- on what fires up their lives today.
Published by Hudson Street Press in November 2007; paperback from Plume October 2008
"This book is amazing. Amy Goldwasser has gathered a perfect blend of raw and original voices.
Honest, hysterical, heartbreaking, uplifting -- these essays come straight from the true teenage soul.
Read this book!"
-- Paul Feig,
creator of the TV series Freaks and Geeks;
author of Kick Me and Superstud
"Each of these stories is a treasure. I couldn't say which is my favorite.
It's like comparing children: one stuns you with her wit and then another
breaks your heart with her sensitivity."
-- Jeannette Walls,
author of the New York Times bestseller The Glass Castle
"Red will speak to every teenage girl out there who thinks she's alone. Thanks you
to these brave and talented writers, and hooray for the rest of us, who will see our experiences
in every chapter of this important book."
-- Sara Shandler,
author of the New York Times bestseller Ophelia Speaks
"The honesty and beauty of the heartbreaking, hilarious, and often harrowing stories collected
in Red are enough to give you hope for all the young women who wrote these marvelous pieces,
and for literature, and for us all."
-- Francine Prose,
author of the New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer
"It's high time people stopped writing, talking, and worrying about teenage girls and
just let those girls speak for themselves. This book gives voice to many talented
young essayists, who -- either because of their sufferings, their great wit, their
sensitivity, their triumph, or some combination of all of those things -- richly deserve
to be heard. My suspicion (my hope!) is to hear from them again and again, far into the future."
-- Elizabeth Gilbert,
author of the New York Times bestseller Eat, Pray, Love