MARNI GROSSMAN: Vassar graduate, patriarchy-subversion operative, erstwhile calendar-kiosk employee, magazine essayist.


Start with the David Copperfield crap:

Her father is one of the finest attorneys in the state of Delaware

Her sister is a bright red slash of lipstick

Her mother thinks that Lorena Bobbit is misunderstood

(In this clip, Marni reads her piece about her mother to her mother.)


People tell her she looks like Marisa Tomei, but she describes herself as an Ellis Island reject.


She has a thing for Lifetime Movies of the Week.


She doesn’t drink, or smoke, or do drugs, or go all the way.  But she does cross-stitch.


She’s one of the youngest writers at TNB…and one of the best.

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10 responses to “Featuring…Marni Grossman”

  1. Zara Potts says:

    Fantastic to read these again, Marni.
    So true – one of the youngest writers and one of the best. You are so frickin’ good!

  2. jmblaine says:

    We love
    Marni

  3. Erika Rae says:

    I adore Marni’s writing. Seriously. So honest, witty, and smart. Fun to see this feature!

  4. Amy Shearn says:

    Yeah!! And she’s even nice, too.

  5. Marni – your pieces are electric!

  6. Richard Cox says:

    She is definitely one of the best. Marni’s one of the reasons I kept trying to write better and better posts at TNB. So much raw talent.

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