Amy Rose Spiegel (born December 16, 1990) 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||December 16, 1990|
|Notable works||Action: A Book about Sex; Enormous Eye|
Spiegal was a story editor at Rookie, where she wrote about music, drugs, sex, and body acceptance, as well as hosted a makeup video tutorial series. 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. She has also been a contributor to Dazed, Rolling Stone, NME and MTV.
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. 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." 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." 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."
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. The book collected and expanded on Spiegel's monthly illustrated advice column for Lenny Letter.
Enormous Eye edit
Spiegel created the website Enormous Eye. 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, Sarah Nicole Prickett, and Doreen St. Félix, among others.
- Spiegel, Amy Rose (16 December 2017). "It's my birthday; I'm 27!". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
- 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.
- Rookie. "Rookie » Archives » Learning The Face Ics". www.rookiemag.com. Retrieved 2020-02-03.
- Bloomgarden-Smoke, Kara (24 December 2012). "Rookie's Amy Rose Spiegel is Going to BuzzFeed Music". New York Observer. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
- "Day Pass With Rookie's Amy Rose Spiegel". Racked. Vox. 12 February 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
- The Editors (4 December 2013). "30 Under 30: The Young Brooklynites We Envy Most". The L Magazine. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
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- "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.
- Capewell, Jillian (16 May 2016). "A Book About Sex That Doesn't Talk Down To You". Huffington Post. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
- Cauterucci, Christina (10 June 2016). "Love, and Do What You Will". Slate. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
- Snapes, Laura (20 May 2016). "Amy Rose Spiegel's Action: a candid guide to 21st-century sexual politics". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
- "No One Does It Like You". Workman Publishing. Retrieved 2020-02-03.
- "Amy Rose Spiegel Latest Articles". Lenny Letter. Retrieved 2020-02-03.
- Yohannes, Neyat (11 August 2015). "The badass 20-something lady writers who are getting me through my 20s". HelloGiggles. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
- Flores, Jayson (August 10, 2015). "9 of the best posts Tavi gevinson has ever written". Nylon. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
- Natasha Young (January 4, 2016). "This Woman Has An Enormous Eye". Refinery29. Retrieved 23 March 2017.