The 11 Different Kinds Of Paris Lights

And How They'll Make You Feel

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While we were in America, we wrote a lot of articles so we’ll be reposting them here! Here’s one of our favorites, from Rachel, about the different kinds of lights you’ll find in Paris (originally posted on Thought Catalog and Huffington Post) –  image – Hervé BRY One of my favorite emotions is pre-emptive nostalgia –Read On >>

Fumbling Etiquette

It happens to everyone

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Dear Miss Fine, What’s the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you in a formal situation? I’d like to feel better about that time I fell over at Royal Ascot and flashed my striped underwear to the world. As you are an expert, would you be so kind as to share a fewRead On >>

I Wrote Five Failed Novels

Fact.

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While we were in America, we wrote a lot of articles so we’ll be reposting them here! Here’s one of our favorites, from Rachel, about the pressure to succeed when young and our childhood dreams (originally posted on Huffington Post): My father was almost the next Great American Novelist. That’s what the readers wrote onRead On >>

How an English Major Ended Up in Med School

A Literary Buff Realizes His Passion for Medicine

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This is the part of our ongoing series in which we interview people who have interesting jobs and get them to tell us how they landed them. They will also reveal how they handled the transition to the real world after graduation – When we knew David back at Brown, he was an erudite, ironic writer andRead On >>

Hiiiii!

We're back in London!

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AND….that’s a wrap! We’ve chatted with editors and authors and readers across the country on our random hodge-podge book tour from New York City, to Brown, to Milwaukee and Madison and down to Houston! Here are our top highlights: 1) Brown alums of all ages buying our book for their graduating daughters and nieces 2)Read On >>

Houston Thursday June 5!

Last stop on the book tour

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Hello! Last stop on our whirlwind book tour is Houston! We’ll be at Brazos Bookstore on June 5 at Brazo’s Bookstore with Evan Wetmore of Houston Magazine Come! We want to meet you! It’s gonna be good. GRADUATES IN WONDERLAND came out this month! Oh, and our daily blogging will return when we get back to London the second weekRead On >>

How to Get Fat in Paris

Without Even Trying!*

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1. Constantly go to cafes. Order coffee. It’ll come with a large jug of full-fat milk and will taste so bitter, you’ll need to douse it in sugar. You’re going to need a croissant to break up the strong flavor of coffee. It’ll be made almost entirely of butter. 2. Buy “souvenirs” for friends andRead On >>

That Time Jess Visited Rachel in Paris

a Dialogue about the "Lessons" that were learned

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Jess: Here’s the primary memory I have of my trip in Paris visiting you. I GOT SCALPED. A FRENCH WOMAN NAMED SANDRENE SCALPED ME. Do you remember this? Rachel: Of course I remember this! How old do you think we are?! That was only a couple of years ago. I remember that you were goingRead On >>

Graduates on Tour

Come visit us!!!

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Yes! It’s happening! May 21 – New York – Housing Works Project with Jen Doll May 24 – Providence – Brown Bookstore May 28 – Milwaukee – Boswells with Clare Hanan of Milwaukee Magazine May 29 – Madison – A Room of One’s Own with Katie Vaughn of Madison Magazine June 5 – Houston – Brazo’s Bookstore with EvanRead On >>

GRADUATES IN WONDERLAND IS OUT

GO AND GET IT!!!

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Our book, GRADUATES IN WONDERLAND, is finally out today! It’s the story of our post-college years living in Beijing (Jess) and NYC & Paris (Rachel). We’d LOVE to know what you think of it, after you finish (Refinery29 liked it and so did Cosmo and The Hairpin – we hope you do, too)! You canRead On >>