The CHAPTERS Reading Series showcases today’s new voices, including Girls Write Now mentees Rachel Abebe, Crystal Adote, Soledad Aguilar-Colon, Nathalie Cabrera, Rebecca Cedeno, Jordan Che, Berna Da’Costa, Laila Dola, Senjuti Gayen, Bianca Jefffrey, Zariah Jenkins, Jade Lozada, Oumou Ly, Milena Naranjo, Faith Okunubi, Ria Parker, Stephanie Quintero, Raibena Raita, Marifer Santos, Maeve Slon, and Nneka Ulu.
Kayleen Schaefer is a New York-based journalist and author of the bestselling Kindle Single memoir Fade Out. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, New Yorker, and Vogue, among others. Her first book, Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship, was published by Penguin Random House this year.
In Text Me When You Get Home (Dutton), journalist Kayleen Schaefer relays her journey of modern female friendship, from being a competitive teenager to trying to be one of the guys in the workplace to ultimately awakening to the power of female friendship and the soulmates, girl squads, and chosen families that come with it. Schaefer has put together a completely new sociological perspective on the way we see our friends today, one that includes interviews with dozens of other women across the country: historians, creators of the most iconic films and television shows about female friendship (and Galentine’s Day!), celebrities, authors, and other experts. The end result is a validation of female friendship that’s never existed before.
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