By Mallory Ortberg
Hilariously imagined textual content conversations—the passive competitive, the shrewdpermanent, and the strange—from vintage and smooth literary figures, from Scarlett O'Hara to Jessica Wakefield
Mallory Ortberg, the co-creator of the cult-favorite site The Toast, offers this whimsical choice of hysterical textual content conversations out of your favourite literary characters. we all know that if Scarlett O'Hara had an enormous text-and-data plan, she'd consistently try and tempt Ashley clear of Melanie with suggestive messages. If Mr. Rochester may possibly textual content Jane Eyre, his ardent missives may evidently be in all-caps. And Daisy Buchanan wouldn't in simple terms textual content whereas riding, she'd textual content you to select her up after she totaled her automobile. in keeping with the preferred web-feature, Texts from Jane Eyre is a witty, irreverent mashup that brings the characters out of your favourite books into the twenty-first century.
"In Texts from Jane Eyre Mallory Ortberg hilariously proves that she is familiar with fictional characters larger than they comprehend themselves. She makes me giggle like not anyone else."—Rainbow Rowell, bestselling writer of Eleanor & Park and Fangirl
"Dear Mallory Ortberg’s writer: Please ship me 27 circumstances of Texts from Jane Eyre, simply because I ate it love it used to be sweet lined in crack cocaine, it’s the easiest, and that i have to supply it to everyone."—Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling writer of devour, Pray, Love and The Signature of All Things
"Witty and literate. Smart-ass humor with an emphasis on clever. I'm unsure who I'm extra jealous of: Mallory Ortberg for her comedian brilliance, or whoever bought to sit down subsequent to her in highschool English."—Adam Bertocci, writer of 2 gents of Lebowski
"Mallory Ortberg is admittedly, actually the funniest individual on the web. It seems she has additionally learn every thing. this can be the neatest, so much intellectual, such a lot subtle literary publication that may ever make you pee your self in public."—Rachel Fershleiser, co-editor of now not rather What i used to be making plans: Six-Word Memoirs by way of Writers well-known and vague
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Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters by Mallory Ortberg