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Anna ran into Chili and T-Boz from TLC at the NYC NPR offices. She gave them a book. They gave her a photo.

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Today we began posting excerpts from the book on the main Jezebel site. One entry per day per letter of the alphabet, all the way up until the Oct. 22 pub date. Seen (and linked) above, Louisa May Alcott.

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Anna’s interview with Glamour editor Mikki Halpin was just put online!

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The Book of Jezebel was mentioned in this write-up about Anna in The Daily Beast yesterday! And yes, it’s true: while doing preparation for the book, Anna read the entire dictionary.

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Check out our 2-page feature in the new issue of Glamour, featuring a Q&A between deputy editor Mikki Halpin and Anna Holmes.

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Flattered by the inclusion in this month’s Cosmopolitan of “19 Things to Do This Month”, but we’d like to state for the record that the “Book of Jezebel” is entirely appropriate for use in the bedroom as well.

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The letter “I” is for “ingrown hair.” (As imagined by Book of Jezebel illustrators Eleanor Davis and Jen Sorensen.) Ow.

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A peek at one of the illustrations in the upcoming @bookofjezebel: Astronaut & scientist @maejemison, as illustrated by @sarahglidden.

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germancitygirl:

@notserena @Cellaphobic Peep at what came in the mail! @AnnaHolmes @thelindywest FTW!

November 7, y’all. Seattle!

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Long time, no Tumblr! (This is Anna, by the way.) We’ve got a few updates, and an explanation for our years-long absence.


First things first: The Book of Jezebel - seen above in BLAD form, which is to say, a 300-page book abridged into an 8-page sample for booksellers - is done. It is not only done, but is currently in the hands of a printer somewhere in Massachusetts, where the hundreds of digital files we’ve written, edited, illustrated, designed, fact-checked, copyedited and tweaked will be converted into a bound book available for sale on October 22, 2013. (Pre-order it here.) We are currently working on a dedicated website for the book, and brainstorming ideas for a book trailer. We also have a Facebook page and a Twitter account, which we encourage you to visit, like, and follow, because we will be sending out regular updates - including teaser text from the book, sneak peaks at illustrations and graphics, and news about contributors and events - in the coming weeks and months.

On that last issue, an apology: As many of our followers have no doubt noticed, we have been extremely neglectful of our Tumblr page over the past few years. Initially, I’d imagined that I’d be able to keep up a robust social media presence for the book during its gestation and development. Turns out that tweeting, facebooking and tumbling* were too much of a challenge for me as I assigned, edited, and helped write the book. I underestimated the care and feeding this project would require, but I am thrilled with the result, and I hope you will be too.