Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favourite Literary Authors
Mallory Ortberg presents...Texts from Jane Eyre is a whimsical collection of sharp, satirical and side-splittingly funny text message conversations from your favourite literary characters. Of course if Scarlett O'Hara had an unlimited data plan, she'd be sexting Ashley Wilkes at all hours; and if Mr Rochester could text Jane Eyre, his ARDENT MISSIVES would be in ALL-CAPS; and Daisy Buchanan would text you from behind the wheel - and then text you to come pick her up after the car crash. Texts from Jane Eyre is a witty, original and very clever kind of mashup that brings your favourite authors and literary characters right into the twenty-first century. Mallory Ortberg is a genius.
Dear Mallory Ortberg's Publisher: Please send me 27 cases of Texts from Jane Eyre, because I ate it like it was candy coated in crack cocaine, it's the best, and I need to give it to everyone. -- Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and The Signature of All Things I'm not sure what's more impressive - the ferocity of Mallory Ortberg's intelligence or the ferocity of her wit. Texts from Jane Eyre is uncanny in its sly humour and still, there is much in these pages that is familiar. Ortberg takes some of the greatest literary characters (and a few lesser ones), and offers us an entirely new and thrilling way of thinking about them and what they might be like in this dazzling digital age. -- Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist Witty and literate. Smart-ass humor with an emphasis on smart. I'm not sure who I'm more jealous of: Mallory Ortberg for her comic brilliance, or whoever got to sit next to her in high school English. -- Adam Bertocci, author of Two Gentlemen of Lebowski Mallory Ortberg is actually, literally the funniest person on the internet. It turns out she has also read everything. This is the smartest, most highbrow, most sophisticated literary book that will ever make you pee yourself in public. -- Rachel Fershleiser, co-creator of the New York Times bestselling Six-Word Memoir books Self-deprecating, quick-witted, funny. Guardian Ortberg's comedy is shot through with love and deep literary knowledge, highlighting the silly and outrageous subtext bubbling under classics from Lord Byron to Nancy Drew. It's hilarious, wickedly smart work that also serves as a fantastic reading list. Flavourwire
Mallory Ortberg is the co-creator of The Toast, a general-interest website geared towards women. She has written for Gawker, New York Magazine, the Hairpin and the Atlantic.