Amy Rose Spiegel (born December 16, 1990)[1] is a writer and editor. She is the author of Action: A Book About Sex (Grand Central Publishing, 2016) and No One Does It Like You: And 77 Other Illustrated Affirmations (Workman, 2019) and a senior editor at Broadly.

Amy Rose Spiegel
Born (1990-12-16) December 16, 1990 (age 32)
OccupationWriter, editor
Notable worksAction: A Book about Sex; Enormous Eye

Career edit

Spiegal was a story editor at Rookie,[2] where she wrote about music, drugs, sex, and body acceptance, as well as hosted a makeup video tutorial series.[3] She became an associate editor at BuzzFeed the day after she graduated from college in December 2012 while contributing to Rookie as a staff writer, later leaving BuzzFeed to take her editing role there.[4] She has also been a contributor to Dazed, Rolling Stone,[5] NME and MTV.[6]

Action: A Book About Sex edit

On May 17, 2016, Spiegel published her first book Action: A Book About Sex with Hachette imprint Grand Central Publishing.[7] Reviews note Grand Central positioned the book as self-help, though it might also be classified as memoir, with Spiegel interspersing advice with her own experiences: "Spiegel inserts her own narrative within the instruction, which makes the book less like a textbook and more like it’s a long, handwritten letter covered in cool stickers from a best friend or older sister."[8] In Slate, Christina Cauterucci described Action as "a sex advice book for a new, progressive generation, one whose views on sex are informed by a basic ethos of fluid sexuality, body positivity, and feminist responses to rape culture."[9] Writing in The Guardian, Laura Snapes said the book struck the tone of "a wise and experienced companion, whose belief in the reader, whom Spiegel addresses frequently, feels like a dare to trust that you could follow her confident and charming lead."[10]

No One Does It Like You edit

On April 2, 2019, Workman published Spiegel's second book, No One Does It Like You: And 77 Other Illustrated Affirmations.[11] The book collected and expanded on Spiegel's monthly illustrated advice column for Lenny Letter.[12]

Enormous Eye edit

Spiegel created the website Enormous Eye.[13] Launched on Valentine's Day 2015, the Enormous Eye is a collection of essays with contemporary writers recording their thoughts and activities over the course of one Saturday. Contributors have included Tavi Gevinson,[14] Sarah Nicole Prickett, and Doreen St. Félix, among others.[15]

References edit

  1. ^ Spiegel, Amy Rose (16 December 2017). "It's my birthday; I'm 27!". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  2. ^ Abel, Judy (2 April 2014). "Tavi Gevinson of 'Rookie' Inspires Young Women to Create Communities of Self-Empowerment". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  3. ^ Rookie. "Rookie » Archives » Learning The Face Ics". Retrieved 2020-02-03.
  4. ^ Bloomgarden-Smoke, Kara (24 December 2012). "Rookie's Amy Rose Spiegel is Going to BuzzFeed Music". New York Observer. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Day Pass With Rookie's Amy Rose Spiegel". Racked. Vox. 12 February 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  6. ^ The Editors (4 December 2013). "30 Under 30: The Young Brooklynites We Envy Most". The L Magazine. Retrieved 23 March 2017. {{cite news}}: |last1= has generic name (help)
  7. ^ "Nonfiction Book Review: Action: A Book About Sex by Amy Rose Spiegel. Grand Central, $15.99 trade paper (240p) ISBN 978-1-4555-3449-4". Publishers Weekly. April 4, 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  8. ^ Capewell, Jillian (16 May 2016). "A Book About Sex That Doesn't Talk Down To You". Huffington Post. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  9. ^ Cauterucci, Christina (10 June 2016). "Love, and Do What You Will". Slate. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  10. ^ Snapes, Laura (20 May 2016). "Amy Rose Spiegel's Action: a candid guide to 21st-century sexual politics". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  11. ^ "No One Does It Like You". Workman Publishing. Retrieved 2020-02-03.
  12. ^ "Amy Rose Spiegel Latest Articles". Lenny Letter. Retrieved 2020-02-03.
  13. ^ Yohannes, Neyat (11 August 2015). "The badass 20-something lady writers who are getting me through my 20s". HelloGiggles. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  14. ^ Flores, Jayson (August 10, 2015). "9 of the best posts Tavi gevinson has ever written". Nylon. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  15. ^ Natasha Young (January 4, 2016). "This Woman Has An Enormous Eye". Refinery29. Retrieved 23 March 2017.

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