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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Wednesday, December 7 - Elissa Schappell

Wednesday at 8 PM on KPFK:  Elissa Schappell.  Reading Elissa Shappel’s new collection of inter-connected short stories is an exercise in empathy, in sharing the intimacy of her characters’ lives through voice, emotional closeness, wit and dark humor.  The stories of Blueprints for Building Better Girls are a challenge as these young women and girls seem alternately victims, enablers, sometimes fighters, but deeply hurt young women who struggle nonetheless, and whose creator, Schappell, forces a kind of unflinching honesty upon them.  And us. Schappell is the author of a breakthrough novel, Use Me, and co-founder of the literary magazine Tin House, and its Editor-at-Large.  Before that, she was at The Paris Review. She has co-edited two anthologies of essays, The Friend Who Got Away and Money Changes Everything. Elissa Schappell is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and author of the "Hot Type" books column.  Join me for conversation with and readings by Elissa Schappell.  Thanks for listening live on the old-fashioned FM radio, online or as a free download from the KPFP archives.

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