Betsy Lerner is the author of The Forest for the Trees, Food and Loathing and The Bridge Ladies. She received an MFA from Columbia University in Poetry and was the recipient of a Thomas Wolfe Poetry Prize and an Academy of American Poets Poetry Prize, and was one of PEN's Emerging Writers. She also received the Tony Godwin Publishing Prize for Editors Under 35. After working as an editor for fifteen years, she became an agent and is currently a partner with Dunow, Carlson and Lerner Literary Agency. She lives in Connecticut.
Sully was robbed. #Sully
by @BetsyLerner - 23 days ago
Conversation overheard on 49th and 10th: You can't kill yourself just because things don't go your way.
by @BetsyLerner - 2 months ago
Great honor to work with Temple Grandin: hero, friend, mentor, author. https://t.co/Ru2tI8kk6n
by @BetsyLerner - 3 months ago
Paperback jacket. Coming in May. Hitting the mother daughter angle hard. I finally have thin legs. #thebrideladies https://t.co/mZTI352D39
After a cocktail called "French Smile," I am feeling more kindly toward robots and humans.
by @BetsyLerner - 4 months ago
It’s So Typical of Me to Talk about Myself - yesterday
Dear Friends of this blog. Under the category of better late than how did I possibly fail to mention the publication of a novel by our very beloved and brilliant Donna Everhart?Please join me in congratulating her on the publication of The Education of Dixie Dupree. Better yet, support the author and buy a copy. Let’s […]
Don’t You Remember You Told Me You Loved Me Baby - 2 days ago
I started a new diary today. The chances of abandonment are high. I’m not sure why, but they either don’t yield, or they get all fuck all in my face. For every filled diary I have, there are two or three with just a few sentences that never took stuck on some lower shelf or […]
Song As Old a Rhyme - 3 days ago
It’s not going to come as a surprise to anyone who regularly checks in for a little bile, but I’m a big lover of Beauty and the Beast. Big. Saw it today with about 300 screaming children at a Florida mall and loved every Disnified moment. Both a little scared, neither one prepared…I also really […]
Mama Said There’d Be Days Like This - 6 days ago
Lately, my inner monologue has gone completely out of control. I feel like Joan River’s aborted daughter. It’s like any positive thing I hear, I flip it, or gut it, or demean and diminish it. I’m no stranger to the negative thrum, to the mind’s dark pockets. Only now it’s so much eyeliner and […]
Everyone Knew Her as Nancy - 8 days ago
There was an article in the paper today about the 50th anniversary of The Outsiders. I had no idea that S.E. Hinton was sixteen when she wrote it after failing a creative writing class. I would like to point out for the record that I flunked out of my first year of film school at NYU. […]
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