New writing workshop exercise: Bring copy of CELLMATES to class, have each student pick mugshot, write a few lines. They seemed to like it.
About the Book
A one-of-a-kind anthology of essays by brilliant women writers that provokes readers and encourages them to consider their own inner bad girl.
“I behave badly to set myself apart. To test myself. To push myself. To prove something. To shock someone….I behave badly because I can.” That’s how Ellen Sussman describes her deviant endeavors. To better understand them, she’s invited 25 other bad girls to share their stories. There’s a kind of energy that gets generated when bad girls get together. These pages bristle with danger. The writers are digging deep — bad behavior lies in their souls. And what they bring to the surface reveals truths about their psyches and our society.