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Curtis Sittenfeld's New Novel Brings Her From Prep to Politics

Monocle 24: Meet the Writers

08:53 min | 2 months ago

Curtis Sittenfeld's New Novel Brings Her From Prep to Politics

"I guess. Today is the author of the Sunday Times Bestseller American wife in which she painted a picture of an ordinary American girl a thinly disguised Laura Bush who found herself married to a president. It was long listed for the Orange Prize. As was her debut novel. Prep her other books. Include the man of my dreams sustained eligible and the acclaimed short story collection. You think it I'll say it. Her stories of appeared in the New Yorker Esquire Oprah magazine and The New York Times magazine her latest collection of stories to be published in the UK is help yourself. She's also the guest editor for the Twenty Twenty Best American short stories anthology. She lives with her family in the American Midwest. A brand new novel is rotten. And it's been described as bombshell while I couldn't agree more. This is a book that will demand. Attention Curtis Sitton fell. Welcome to meet the rices. Thank you for having me. You'll novel begins in one thousand nine hundred thousand nine. Is Hillary Rodham Graduates College? And it brings us right up-to-date in Contemporary America. But I'd like to go back to Cincinnati in one thousand nine hundred seventy five when when you were can you tell us about the second stance surrounding you alive? Oh my goodness it's funny. I'm so much in the habit of of talking about Hillary's lay right now. You'll warm familiar with that than with my own will. I'm the second of four children. I have a sister. Who's less than two years older than I am. And I would say a have not led a very personally dramatic life which might be why I'm a fiction writer instead of a memoir rest but yeah I grew up in Cincinnati. My parents are both retired but still live in Cincinnati and I have two sisters one brother my brother is actually holds elected office in Cincinnati. He's the he's a member of the city council in his third term. So so I guess. Different members of my family are interested in in politics in in different ways but I was very lucky to go to excellent schools in Cincinnati elsewhere. And I would say my family Sort of obsessive readers like we didn't it's not like we. All six sat around each of US feverishly reading a book of our own but there were lots of books in the House. We did sometimes read is a family. My mother was a librarian for a long time for you know middle school or junior high students so ages twelve and thirteen and fourteen and that strong feminist streak. That comes to your writing that being influenced by her. That's an interesting question. My parents have almost opposite personalities. From each other where. My father is very great Gary in very opinionated and my mother is you know I think she has strong opinions and viewpoints. But she's. She's not a very assertive per cent. And she's not she's not she's a very private person even even by saying this should not be. I think she'd rather that like I never talk about her. Other than you know maybe acknowledging that she exists described as relatively progressive. But you know I think there are some families where the children grow up going to protest rallies in that was not my family You'll schooling was obviously a hugely influential. In fact your first book prep which is I. Think long list for the Orange Prize loosely based on that. Would you say so? I went to a boarding school in Massachusetts. When I was I had just turned fourteen and it was sort of strange given you know the area of the country where I grew up. Which is the mid west and it was a little bit unusual to go to a sort of fancier elite boarding school on the east coast just in the sense that a lot of students who go to that school are more from that region and also the other thing is that. I was the only one of my siblings who went which I think sometimes makes people think that I must have been the most academically talented in fact. I was the least academically and by my siblings. Were all you know much more. Well rounded students like. I did well in English but I definitely struggled with other subjects so those a little bit. I feel like I certainly. It was privileged but it was also a little bit random or arbitrary that I went to boarding school and talking about coming from a different at least geographical background from the rest of the students. The story is sort of more than coming of age. It's it's more perhaps one could say it was about a study of of social class. Was that something that you found was very apparent there that it did feel different. This whole kind of I mean I think the thing that we all have this horror of being a teenager comes across in dairy well a particular field and that you didn't fit in that. I think I felt at times that I didn't fit in. Certainly I mean I would say that. It wasn't the main character in prep. Leave your experiences going to boarding school as more of a sort of class shock than I would say I did. And you know class is sort of the air. We all breathe. It's maybe especially obvious. Una Boarding School campus. But you know I think it's it's obvious everywhere you know. You can have a sort of exchange with a person like delivering a package to your house and the two of you could probably like assess each other's voices are accents and no things about each other's class or like defied that one of you is in a house receiving a package one of US delivering. The package also says things about class in our society. You know doesn't necessarily say very good things but I think the To like one yet like I was aware of class. And I don't think I was quite as much of a fish out of water as my protagonist. Although certainly I'm like erotic person was even more neurotic as a teenage you write about teenagehood again in in your next book. And I think we'll come back to that because it will say impacts on on the subject matter of Rodham but you went off to Stanford then and you studied creative writing night. You wrote the College newspaper. You registered magazine. What's being a writer? Always the the obvious career choice. Well I think writing was always really important to me and it was like from a very young age for about six or seven. I spent a lot of time reading and writing because I wanted to. I think it helped me make sense of the world and it held my attention and there weren't as many options on net. Netflix back. Then so entertain yourself a little more so definitely writing always played a huge role in my life. I don't think I grew up with the expectation that I would be a full time novelist. I think sometimes I thought I won't be a lawyer or as I got older. I thought you know maybe a social worker or an English teacher or something. I always the closer my adulthood. I think the more it seems like I would do something writing adjacent. But I just don't think anyone can count on being a fulltime writer as you know how they pay their mortgage and I mean going to someone as you did to study at the Iowa. Writer's workshop is no guarantee of coming out. The other end is a fully-fledged writer. But that does give you a better chance than most doesn't it's a huge success rate. It's a it's a wonderful program and I like I loved being there. I learned a ton but the the thing that people don't necessarily realize is not only. Can you go to an excellent writing program the Iraqis and after that you know not have a stable writing career you can be a writer who has had multiple books published in that. Still not the way. You're supporting yourself. And in fact new writing is my full time job. But that's that's an incredible privilege and it's not. It's not something I take for granted. It's very I know that it's very unusual on special. I feel

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"curtis sitton" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

02:11 min | 11 months ago

"curtis sitton" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

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"curtis sitton" Discussed on Slate's Double X Gabfest

Slate's Double X Gabfest

03:58 min | 2 years ago

"curtis sitton" Discussed on Slate's Double X Gabfest

"I s i understood in a way that i'd not before why rich people so often get involved with drugs like if that's what your parents alike i totally understand but that's a side note and then we because he was kidnapped in italy that is john paul get to the kidnapped initially we actually see a lot about the collaborative maffia and it's just really beautifully filmed it's really an extraordinary show that i absolutely loved and it is trust on fx i've seen so many previews for that i am excited to know that it's good yeah it's sexy you know so i was curious about it i'm i'm really interested in the family so good to know that it's good okay i have a much quieter recommendation quiet since we've been praising quiet i have been on vacation so read a lot when i'm on vacation and the the book that i read that i loved is called go went gone it's by jenny urban back it is translated from the german it's about this retiree and his relationship with a group of refugees who show up in germany it is really truly a beautiful novel there's a sentence in it which has stuck in my head and i think in all the wrong ways guys think i should read the sentence listeners you can listen to certain age of this resonates with you it's been really depressing me even though i think the novels mazing and actually the point of the novel runs against this but i'm just gonna read this learning to stop wanting things probably one of the most difficult lessons of getting older but if you don't learn to do that your desires will be like a belly full of stones dragging you down into your grave now that's a terrible advertisement i this book because it's actually not that depressing the whole book is about him learning to find a certain desire but anyway that sentence has been rolling around in my head in a very bad way like is that really what you have to do all right so since i've depressed you all the chief do you have anything positive happy for us maybe depends so this is this is a book a newish book from my old friend and novelist curtis sitton feld you think it which was released i believe earlier the spring and it's been described in many ways the great thing about it is i love short stories i love collections especially because i read multiple things at once and this is a short story collection i think it's her first short story collection and her the they're all centered around women's and people have described it as you know be middle america middleage moms some of the titles of the shorts or call one is one is the nominee about someone for office when it's called the regular couple when it's called gender studies there's been a lot of reference to mean girls and bitchy characters who are not necessarily nice but told in a very very compelling and engaging in grossing way and she's just a great writer and somebody that i know well and she's she's always engrossing which you know for for me right now is what what i need to be grossed away from the gross that has just that is bouncing back to me and my daughter and my husband just read that we're huge criticism felt fans too so that comes back to me very soon so i'm glad to know you liked it all right everyone will that is our show today thanks as always to our fabulous producer and sometimes host fairlane williams and for the last time to beautiful production assistant daniel traitor thank you daniel i gotta get these right now because we have a new name and this is my first time so please email us at the waves of dot com you can tweet at any of us thomas at on rosen or at latifah lyles if you have anything to say to us for latifah june i'm and we'll be here next week.

"curtis sitton" Discussed on Mac OS Ken

Mac OS Ken

02:13 min | 2 years ago

"curtis sitton" Discussed on Mac OS Ken

"Of a website or domain all lower case no spaces m a c o s k e n mac os connell get 10 percent off your first square space payment and if you make that payment for a full year not only do get a bigger savings you also get a free custom domain that's offer code mac os can at square space dot com and they huge thanks to square space for sponsoring this week's show earlier i mentioned the sluggishness of apple shares for most of the day wednesday that was likely thanks in part to a negative note from a guy of whom you probably never heard daran said long beau research analyst sean harrison issuing a note on wednesday dropping his rating on apple shares from by two neutral basically he's worried that iphone sales aren't going to be as good and 2018 as wall street had anticipated his note was countered by another apple bowl the same barons bees had morgan stanley analyst katie huber de issuing a note reiterating her overweight rating on apple shares and her two hundred dollar price target she is super turned on by iphones retention and switching rates in china according to the report and finally today apple will not be stopped on its video plans and gadgets as the company has landed its fifth scripted tv series it's third produced by reese witherspoon company hello sunshine and its first straight up comedy former saturday night live star and ghostbuster christon wig wool star in the comedy series said to be inspired by a curtis sitton feld short story collection called you think it i'll say at the wiggs series joins the octavia spencer murders slash podcast drama argue sleeping the unnamed morning tv show drama starring reese witherspoon and jennifer aniston the sifi drama see and the reboot of steven spielberg's amazing stories.

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"curtis sitton" Discussed on Mac OS Ken

Mac OS Ken

02:13 min | 2 years ago

"curtis sitton" Discussed on Mac OS Ken

"Of a website or domain all lower case no spaces m a c o s k e n mac os connell get 10 percent off your first square space payment and if you make that payment for a full year not only do get a bigger savings you also get a free custom domain that's offer code mac os can at square space dot com and they huge thanks to square space for sponsoring this week's show earlier i mentioned the sluggishness of apple shares for most of the day wednesday that was likely thanks in part to a negative note from a guy of whom you probably never heard daran said long beau research analyst sean harrison issuing a note on wednesday dropping his rating on apple shares from by two neutral basically he's worried that iphone sales aren't going to be as good and 2018 as wall street had anticipated his note was countered by another apple bowl the same barons bees had morgan stanley analyst katie huber de issuing a note reiterating her overweight rating on apple shares and her two hundred dollar price target she is super turned on by iphones retention and switching rates in china according to the report and finally today apple will not be stopped on its video plans and gadgets as the company has landed its fifth scripted tv series it's third produced by reese witherspoon company hello sunshine and its first straight up comedy former saturday night live star and ghostbuster christon wig wool star in the comedy series said to be inspired by a curtis sitton feld short story collection called you think it i'll say at the wiggs series joins the octavia spencer murders slash podcast drama argue sleeping the unnamed morning tv show drama starring reese witherspoon and jennifer aniston the sifi drama see and the reboot of steven spielberg's amazing stories.

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"curtis sitton" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

MyTalk 107.1

02:42 min | 3 years ago

"curtis sitton" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

"Had on for the girl in kevin ten in the dark dirk waited for all the missing girls by meghan miranda and in that was like i could not put that but down to bring any harm for me in gad no i leave him and nine julie i laying out behind for the people but okay it's it's it's it's like i would like can all the missing girls to the same type of a psychological suspense that we got and the girl on the training up thank god girl like us girl ally it's about the did peer disappearance it to young women a decade apart told in reverse cool okay sell dap lucky is you have dead yeah highly the highly raymond that if that's your type of type of but could that is i was kevin try to just read you know i'm mish match of barks okay so but the next one okay i'm not there book that i our read and this she's going to be on our show i think next week it's called the most dangerous place on early asked anthony door road all the lady can not see gave her a book a blur and when they him out lawrie examines started it is that but you know what it is it is the the most dangerous place on earth isn't middle school in high school is really what well then i don't is our reference and it is written by this one men who this is your first novelty lazy leads on sunday i seen talks about i get he it you know it's kind of reminded me of member we read curtis sitton fouled score crap us all those and when i favre but covers ever he he known it fitness and you know it's an marin county bal the and head a story about just sort of what goes on and then rams california coming out yeah image stood hands and it yeah a dad i enjoyed that book you know very much and it's is there any place mark role then the american high school yeah is really good and that's a bad that's for a buck dahl that's the question of the bucket with the seeds getting planted for what happens in high school it starts in junior high that was okay so that that one and we're going to be talking hurdle next week and then three.

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"curtis sitton" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

KMOX News Radio 1120

02:10 min | 3 years ago

"curtis sitton" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

"To clear his name if fine you you meet we can yeah la mentioning cbs sunday or stream of live run defense cbs monday kevin james back and by the way money of now as i will bring this plays down the line again to guys coming over eleven for a tricky that he's brought and look start ninety for the buffalo both team out there are there was as much rocky three and i got all fired man better than his own seen and out swimsuit yes cbs monday for for the better now the bro viral on the boards the same very of all works curtis sitton felled one point six million books in print that's legendary she's also a best selling author who had are first bestsellers theater twenty nine and today's her fourth book it's eligible probably gonna be printed another twenty five languages how come off and i mean will say okay sounds good you this because basis cincinnati this st louis big zach same a cincinnati or are they're actually differences and i think that for the same no i mean you almost anything that you could say in praise on criticism of st louis you could say and praise aren't criticism of cincinnati wherever towns beer towns german towns with some racial divisions in the past yeah you know all that and and humid in the summer and places where your ass where you went to high school oh in st louis is the only city along what's cincinnati we think that does that i don't i bet actually it's a good question whether other places to other what i think that insane in st louis it's so it and cincinnati it's pop which i learned by getting that detail wrong in my moulson st louis but yes i it was just in cleveland over the weekend and that the mooseheads have earned in westlake ohio i was amused to hear someone order a pop for the first time in about thirty years you're not the only sitton felt in the knows this year your brother ran for us senate ohio he did his it he's the member of city council and cincinnati and.

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"curtis sitton" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

KMOX News Radio 1120

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"curtis sitton" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

"Resident and cincinnati made of curtis sitton felt was written the book eligible which is a modern retelling of chain austin's pride and prejudiced it's based in cincinnati and that explores the modern world in texas back too many teams that affect the human condition let's talk about the modern role for just a second cross for it are you are taking part in cross fifth to curtis unfold it's funny should have mean that because actually eat the i of you know done a few interviews for this but you the first person that ass reason that the some of the younger bennett sisters and my pen pettis arm bottom cross that i did cross fit for a year i am flattered that look timmy now you're last you think that's the now i'm not i am it was a and i i can understand why people are sort of obsessed addicted to it but i yeah i have not done for quite a few is it is it really a of movement in america more does it just transcend working out i mean it's a particularly intense form of working out and i do think it it it said of relief says that and door fans and so i'm not sure what makes i think it's it's sort of punishing but sort of addictive but sort of healthy so hard very out so that the interesting like those don't always go certain some of things that are addictive and punishing are not also healthy he said that it an interesting coming snow it's funny because i yesterday i was talking to a trainer who does not work across fifth.

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"curtis sitton" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

KMOX News Radio 1120

01:54 min | 4 years ago

"curtis sitton" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

"Way sixty six eight team the profile on the boards of st very of all works our guest is st louis incurred a seven fell to talk about our new book eligible which is the modern retelling upright and prejudice the classic jane austin novel you're going around the country to talk about this so for example where i'm going to cincinnati of course where the but take place on that in the see me or so it's not it's not like crazy is more at this sort of eight or ten city to are not like a fifty so he tore one of the characters liz doesn't like cincinnati too much how is that gone over with your cincinnati readers well it's funny because in i think this she she grew up in cincinnati and then wentz in new york for twenty years and has banged has returned home probably because or father has this sort of health scare in his return with her older sister who also has been the mein in new york and i do think that up that a lot of the book deals with people who have and develin some out the midway us to our who you know sort of identifies mid western but don't want to live in the midwest in in the opposite of that which is people do people who i see some ice cream coming to me him the raiders ice cream isn't this is like that charlie brennan die adam to talk with where my like a last equates and and when you when i'm right on you know how i'd be but i think the people and in their people in cincinnati anything to st louis and cincinnati actually extremely some line where they're on the trans plans who like really embrace that trans plants who are sort of tsn beane and and then the midwest kind of inspires our range reaction to people who appreciated the people who down appreciated and everything in between it was the same in the movie meet me in lowest i from their first yeah a red group but this okay good good good our guests is curtis sitton fell eligible.

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