I am absolutely thrilled to announce that Songs of My Selfie: An Anthology of Millennial Stories was chosen as an IndieFAB Finalist for Best Anthology of 2016! This is an incredible honor and I am so deeply grateful to see the hard work of these emerging writers being not only acknowledged but celebrated. Congratulations to all the writers anthologized in SOMS, and thank you so, so much to everyone who has supported us along the way!
Songs of My Selfie has made some great Internet lists, and we're loving the attention. Take a look!
Vanessa Hudgens's blog Astral and Opal lists Songs of My Selfie as one of six books that suck you in from page one!
Bustle calls Songs of My Selfie the #1 Book that Celebrates the Millennial Spirit!
"Doing for “bad Millennials” what Bad Feminist did for uncertain feminists, Songs of My Selfie celebrates the Millennial stereotypes—flaws and all—and traverses the emotional terrain beyond them, exploring selfies and self-doubt, self-reliance and self-realization."
And Buzzfeed calls us one of 8 Mesmerizing Reads for Millennials.
Check out the links above for some kickass Songs of My Selfie press. As always, don't forget to follow us on Facebook or Twitter @SongsOfMySelfie. Haven't read it yet? Order your copy today! (And don't forget to rate and review!)
Mark your calendars! On May 25 at 7 p.m. the Songs of My Selfie team will be taking over KGB Bar for a night of readings, book signings, and celebration of the millennial spirit.
Readers will include: Sarah Xingyue He, Jared Shaffer, Stephanie Bramson, Suzanne Herman, Theresa Buchta, Tara Isabella Burton, Angus McLinn, Aaron Thorpe, and myself.
Be sure to join us; it's going to be an incredible night!
SONGS OF MY SELFIE received a stunning review on the blog A Journaled Life. This is our first review by a non-millennial reader, and it's so rewarding to see Regina's perspective and insight into our stories.
What I noticed was happening for me halfway through the book was that a pit had developed in my stomach. There was so much heartache. . . . I wanted to know: What happened? How did they get like this? What can I as a mother of a rising millennial do (in addition to helping him navigate away from student loans & Sally Mae)? . . . But that’s the sign of great story right? It makes you feel something, see things differently, want to change yourself and the circumstances for others.
On a more personal note, reading this review was my "I've done it. I'm a writer now" moment. My work, and the works of these sixteen talented contributors, changed someone else's understanding and made someone care. That's the reason we do this, right? That's always been the dream, though it so often felt unattainable. I'm very proud to share this review with you, and I'm so proud of the writers in Songs of My Selfie.
Check out the full review on A Journaled Life.
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BookPage has labeled Songs of My Selfie their "Provocative Title of the Week"!
The intent of this book is to rebuke the very image elicited from reading the title: Millennials are more than gloomy young men who sing depressing songs into their iPhones or vain young women who purse their lips to take the perfect Instagram photo.
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