Writing a book about your dating experience with Jenna Langbaum

My Point Of View

29-11-2021 • 47 mins

Today I'm joined by Jenna Langbaum, a creative director, copywriter, poet, and playwright. Jenna's original play, The Night of Blue and Salt, was produced in 2016 through the NYC New York International Fringe Festival in 2016, where during which she was declared by theasy.com as "a force to be reckoned with." Jenna grew up in Rye, NY New York, and attended Hamilton College, where she studied Creative Writing  and Theater. Her book, Me In Search Of You, is wildly entertaining collection of micro fiction stories that delve into the hope, dismissal, frustration, angst, revival, and mediocrity of dating as a millennial and seeking real connection. Wistful and reminiscent, written for all the mes searching for yous and all the ones who have already found each other. It into the starts and stops, the ebbs and flows of not only dating but the triumphant self-discovery that comes along with it. Each piece is nameless in the hope that you’ll crawl into them and see yourself.

We talked about:

- Her career story and becoming an author, was it something she always wanted to do?

- How was the idea of the book born?

- Hardest part of the process and easiest part

- How is the book divided and why like that

- Two of my favorite parts: We SWIRLED (P.21) and We ORBITED (P.28)

- The rollercoaster of rejection and hope

- Advice to your younger self, the one that was going through all of these experiences

Jenna's IG: https://www.instagram.com/jennalangbaum/

Jenna's website: https://www.jennalangbaum.com/

My Point Of View on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mypointofview.podcast/

Music: Lukrembo https://soundcloud.com/lukrembo/

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