Looking for reviews of The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything? Try the Press section.
Bird vending machines? Not so fast. The New York Times publishes another ridiculous correction. Read Melissa's take on it on The Huffington Post.
Melissa appears at the SMU Literary Festival in Dallas, April 16-17. Get all the info here.
The Breakfast Manifesto is nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award for 2009.
The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything has gone into a fourth printing.
Melissa will participate in a panel on "Grassroots Marketing" on Saturday, November 22, at the New School, as part of the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses' LWC}NYC Conference, moderated by Thisbe Nissen.
Back from summer in France & Greece, posting resumes with regularity.
Why posting has been light: The blog was hacked and is in the hospital. The new blog should be live within a week. If you can't wait (and who can?), Melissa continues to record curiosities here and there's some tentative blogging going on on the supersecret recovering blog here.
You'll never eat another factory-farmed monstrosity again. Melissa looks for the city's good eggs in New York magazine.
Melissa's advice on how to be a halfway-decent houseguest, in The Birmingham News.
Melissa tells you where to jettison laptops, cell phones, and iPods without polluting the waste stream in New York.
Melissa tracks the New York Times' baffling series of corrections in The Great Charlton Heston Obituary Mystery on The Huffington Post.
The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything has gone into a third printing.
Read Melissa's article on overcoming procrastination in the February 2008 issue of Good Housekeeping.
Check out the latest installment of My Secret Library at KGB Bar Lit, in which Melissa examines a strange little book by French writer Nathalie Sarraute.
Melissa wrote The Everything Guide to Pests for New York magazine, a thoroughly disgusting look at bedbugs, cockroaches and rodents in NYC apartments. read it and weep >>
The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything is a VH1 best seller.
The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything is ChickSpeak's "Must Read" for August. read the interview with Melissa >>
Melissa is filming segments for Howdini, a massive how-to-do-everything website launching this fall, created by the supremely awesome Shelley Lewis.
Check out Melissa's first blog entry on the Huffington Post.
The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything has gone into a second printing.
Melissa on being imperfect: An interview at the brilliant blog, "Becoming Ms. Perfect." read on >>
Melissa sounds off on the Rosie/Elisabeth debacle in the Philadelphia Daily News. read on >>
Starting at the end of May, Melissa will be blogging regularly about entertainment on the Huffington Post. Stay tuned for more information.
Looking for the perfect graduation gift? Give a signed copy of The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything to your favorite high school or college grad (or get one for yourself).
Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with:
That's it! Melissa will mail you a lovely, personalized bookplate that you can stick in the book. See how easy that was?
Ah, tax time. "Kirsch says, 'If you were underpaying last year, there's a good chance you've been underpaying the first three months of this year.'" This and other tips in The Arizona Republic. read on >>
Melissa gives advice on the delicate enterprise of defriending in the Chicago Sun-Times. read on >>
Plus, some tips straight from the book here.
In honor of everyone's very favorite time of year, listen to Melissa chat bossily about women, money and taxes in this radio interview. listen to the mp3 >>
Melissa and The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything help someone improbably named "Sweet Cakes" to fill out her taxes, then manage to incur her wrath, all in the course of few hundred entertaining words. read on in the C-Ville Weekly >>
Check out Melissa's piece, How to Fall Down, in the 2/12/07 issue of New York magazine.
Melissa Kirsch: The Girl's Guide Tour 2007
Monday, February 5 thru Friday, February 9
Set the TiVo, it's a Girl's Guide bonanza!
Melissa will be live every morning this week, discussing a different topic each day on WFLD Fox Morning News in Chicago.
Tuesday, February 6, 12:30pm
DePaul University Bookstore
Tuesday, February 6, 3:30pm
University of Chicago Bookstore
Tuesday, February 13, 6pm
Barnes & Noble
Fifth Avenue at 18th Street
New York, NY
Thursday, February 15, 4pm
Drexel University Bookstore
Thursday, February 15, 7pm
University of Pennsylvania Bookstore
Friday, February 23, 7pm
Paragraph Reading Series
85 East 4th Street
New York, NY
Monday, March 5, 7:30pm
Tattered Cover Bookstore
Wednesday, March 7, 7pm
Changing Hands Bookstore
Thursday, March 22, 7pm
Saturday, March 24, 12pm
Virginia Festival of the Book
A Woman's World: Work, Travel and Life
Authors Marybeth Bond (50 Best Girlfriends Getaways in North America), Connally Gilliam (Revelations of a Single Woman: Loving the Life I Didn't Expect), and Melissa Kirsch (The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything) explore multiple aspects of women's worlds.
University of Virginia Bookstore
Monday, April 9, 2:30pm
Augsburg College Bookstore
Thursday, April 12, 6pm
Cocktail Party at the W Hotel
Local funny girl and Seattle Weekly columnist Maggie Dutton will conduct an onstage interview with Melissa Kirsch.
*$15 per person (includes snacks and a no-host bar).
Monday, April 16, 7:30pm
Powell's Books (Hawthorne Location)
Tuesday, April 17
Rainy Day Books
Wednesday, April 18, 7pm
Borders (Arborland Location)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Thursday, April 19, 7pm
Books & Co.
Friday, April 20, 7pm
Saturday, April 21, 2pm
Bluegrass Festival of Books
LibraryJournal.com says of The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything, "Long story short, I love this damn book." Read the whole blog post.
Publishers Weekly calls The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything "a common-sensible, funny and easy-to-read primer on all aspects of life for women in their 20s and 30s" that's "a standout in a crowded field as well as an ideal gift." Read the entire starred review.
Read Melissa's new monthly column, My Secret Library, at KGB Bar Lit. This month: Pre-Fab Mod.
Check out the interview with Melissa in UVA's Arts and Sciences magazine.
Melissa Kirsch's The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything hits bookstores. The universe lets out a huge sigh of relief. Revelry ensues.