mindy raf

I write. I sing. I do comedy.
Author of debut Young Adult novel
The Symptoms of My Insanity DIAL/Penguin

The Symptoms of My Insanity
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You remember too much,
my mother said to me recently.

Why hold onto all that? And I said,
Where can I put it down?

Anne Carson, from “The Glass Essay (via seabois)

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Hey  andimjulie ! Your cover was much easier to make! : ) : )

Hey  andimjulie ! Your cover was much easier to make! : ) : )

m0rethanyoubargainedf0r:

catdad:

If at first you don’t succeed, redefine success.

I reblogged this at like 4am and I’ve spent the whole day thinking about it and randomly laughing

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Animated book covers are all over the place right now. And I really want in on this animated/gif book cover trend. Now I’m not a graphic designer. (I don’t even have photoshop on my computer right now). But today I realized that my brand new paperback cover will make the PERFECT GIF. AHHH!  AHHH! I know.
I wanted to do something super artsy and complicated -like spell out Insanity letter by letter- but I don’t have the skills/time. And really, this DIY-erase-the face is so much better!
I know what you’re thinking? “Mindy, that is a work of art! You should make book gifs professionally!” 
Thank you. Thank you so much! But I’m gonna stick to writing.
You’re welcome, tumblr. 

Animated book covers are all over the place right now. And I really want in on this animated/gif book cover trend. Now I’m not a graphic designer. (I don’t even have photoshop on my computer right now). But today I realized that my brand new paperback cover will make the PERFECT GIF. AHHH!  AHHH! I know.

I wanted to do something super artsy and complicated -like spell out Insanity letter by letter- but I don’t have the skills/time. And really, this DIY-erase-the face is so much better!

I know what you’re thinking? “Mindy, that is a work of art! You should make book gifs professionally!”

Thank you. Thank you so much! But I’m gonna stick to writing.

You’re welcome, tumblr. 

I don’t exercise much. But you guys, this is my can opener.

The Symptoms of My Insanity book release was a year ago. I’m grinning like a mad woman in every photo. NYC sent Symptoms out into the world with a comedy show book release bang. This year since has been up and down. This whole publishing/being a writer thing is hard. Wow, Mindy. What a killer sentence. But it’s true. And sometimes I just shrug off the fact that I have a book published, like it’s no big deal. Because there’s still so much more I want to do, write, accomplish. Sometimes when people mention it I’m just like, “yeah yeah, thanks.” But no. I need to own my hard work. I wrote a book! (with the invaluable support and insight and wisdom of a truly great editor-that just has to be mentioned because I’m writing new stuff now, without an editor- yet! yet? yet!- and boy do I miss my editor) Where was I? Oh. I wrote a book and it was published! I’m not going to shy away from owning this accomplishment right now. I’M FREAKING PROUD. HAPPY BOOKAVERSARY TO ME!  Excited to share more words. 

When you grow up as a girl, the world tells you the things that you are supposed to be: emotional, loving, beautiful, wanted. And then when you are those things, the world tells you they are inferior: illogical, weak, vain, empty.
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A few of my favorite activities.

i like how they put capitalism in fun letters

i rly need this framed on my wall

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lesbianvenom:

seventeen magazine has officially lost it

"Sorry, had to do it for the Vine!" Switch the scenario to guy saying that to girl. Not so cute. And shaving cream? WTF. And cool-girl points.  WTF.  Yes. Lost it.

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thegirlofeternalbalance:

my-future-is-bulletproof:

Art is the Weapon

I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST CRAYONS BUT THEN IT WASN’T

thegirlofeternalbalance:

my-future-is-bulletproof:

Art is the Weapon

I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST CRAYONS BUT THEN IT WASN’T

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