Jennifer Spiegel is the author of three books: THE FREAK CHRONICLES (stories), LOVE SLAVE (a novel), and AND SO WE DIE, HAVING FIRST SLEPT (a novel) . She is also half of Snotty Literati, a book-reviewing team with Lara Howard Smith. In November 2018, she established BoGoDo Press. Please visit www.jenniferspiegel.com for additional information.
Sunday, December 30, 2018
The Definitive BEST OF 2018 List!
Best Film of 2018:BlacKkKlansman
Spike Lee and I are OLD friends. I've given him cash every once in a while. Sometimes, he disappoints. This was a masterpiece.
Best Restaurant in 2018: Soup & Sausage Bistro on 7th and
Thunderbird in Phoenix, AZ. My husband is slightly obsessed. He says it's like the Old Country, though he's never been to the Old Country.
Here's my mother-in-law with potato pancakes and a cabbage roll. (I personally recommend the Solyanka soup and cherry pierogies.)
Best High-Brow Art Experience: The Art Institute of Chicago!
High-brow, low-brow, whatever. See art!
Best Low-Brow Adventure: CLEARLY, Jack Sisemore Traveland
RV Museum in Amarillo, Texas
Best Audiobook Narration of 2016, But I Listened in
2018: Lin-Manuel Miranda narrates Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
(Let's ignore any controversy today.)
Best TV of 2018: The
Yes, I read the book and I know that the TV show is taking massive liberties. Frankly, they're doing a FAB job of it!
Best Family Binge Show: Great British Baking Show, for sure.
Do NOT talk to me about Liam Charles.
Pop Culture Event of 2018 For Middle-Aged Moms: I guess the Freakin’
Royal Wedding. But maybe this says it all. Yes, I think it does.
Kanye and Trump
Best Celebrity-Sighting of 2018: You guessed it. Alice
Joseph Cassara (no personal photos!)
Best Literary Fiasco: Me At My Dining Room Table Weeping
Over My New Novel and Forming Bosco’s Going Down Press LLC (go here
for info). But I also really had a good time at “Meet
Your Literary Community” too.
I made stickers, but I keep forgetting to use them.
Avily Jerome, a writer, came over to my house for hours to help me out.
Scott Hyder is my lawyer, and he worked a crazy amount to get BoGoDo going, and I can't believe that I actually have a lawyer.
Meet Your Literary Community
Best Music of 2018: Um, I'll defer to Barack . . .