Friday, September 4, 2009

Amber Tamblyn Does What?

Add this to the list of things I didn't know: actress Amber Tamblyn (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Joan of Arcadia, Stephanie Daley) is a poet. She's also dating Tobias Funke, but that's neither here nor there. Tamblyn has just released her second book of poetry entitled Bang Ditto. Her first was a young adult portrait of her teenage years called Free Stallion printed by Simon & Schuster's children's division. First book: large house. Second book: small press. You have to hand it to her, unlike Lauren Conrad and other authors/actors, Tamblyn took the route less profitable. Manic D Press is likely not signing a massive royalty check or running a massive ad-campaign for Tamblyn's lyric wares, if anything, she's boosting their profile, so any benefits she's receiving come with a modicum of respect from yours truly. I'm not a big poetry reader, so i can't speak to how on target Tamblyn is with contemporary trends, or even whether she's decent at what she does, but still....at least she didn't aspire to be a pop star.

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  1. Yeah, she's been added to my girl crush list. She seems truly eccentric and cool, and not in the, "I'm trying really hard to be an eccentric celebrity, can't you see!" way.

    http://www.parade.com/celebrity/2009/08/amber-tamblyn-politics-poems.html

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