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Marisa Meltzer

May 16, 2011

Marisa Meltzer

Marisa Meltzer loves the 90’s. And she reminds her readers why they should love the 90’s too. Marisa is the author of Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music and she co-authored How Sassy Changed my Life: A Love Letter to the Greatest Teen Magazine of All Time. Both books reflect 0n how the music and culture of the 90’s created an inspired landscape for social change for young women.

As a freelance writer, her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Elle, Slate, New York Magazine, Teen Vogue, and many other publications. She has covered such diverse topics from why Miley Cyrus is a good role model, to which Pride and Prejudice adaptation has the best Mr. Darcy. And she’s reported on Parisian riots and overachieving New York City high school students.

She is a graduate of The Evergreen State College and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

1. What is your hometown?

Santa Cruz, CA

2. With what fictional character do you most identify?

Dawn from The Baby-sitter’s Club

3. In the movie of your life, cast an actor to play you.

Miss Piggy

4. What work of art speaks to your soul?

Sophie Calle’s “Douleur Exquise”

5. What books are you currently reading or recommending?

Anne Roiphe’s Art and Madness or Sigrid Nunez’s Sempre Susan

6. What song or album is currently in heavy rotation on your iPod?

“Ecstasy,” PJ Harvey (the 4-track demos version)

7. What’s the last movie that made you cry?

Bill Cunningham New York

8.  Cat person or dog person?

Dog

9. What is more important, truth or kindness?

Truth

10.    How do you define sin?

Something that you should regret

11.    How do you define virtue?

Doing it for the right reasons

12.   Design your headstone: What does it say? What does it look like?

I’ve always thought of myself as more of a cremation person, although I guess you can bury those, too. I think realistically my headstone should probably just read MEA CULPA.

Bonus Question: Who would you like to see answer these questions?

Maybe like some minor royalty?

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Marisa Meltzer
@MarisaMeltzer


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