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 least she didn't aspire to be a pop star.

1 comment:

  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.



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