Blow Your Dough with Honest Ayun
Who cares which holiday is coming up? A book by Ayun Halliday is never less than the ideal present. As is a subscription to the East Village Inky.
Then when you’ve finally exhausted that approach, hit ‘em with a t-shirt featuring our wildly fashionable East Village Inky, No Touch Monkey! and Dare To Be Heinie! designs. And you never know what the hell might wash ashore in our Etsy store, everything from Xmas ornaments to letterpress love poems. All proceeds are channeled directly to Inky and Milo’s college fund. (Or maybe fancier tails for next year’s Mermaid Parade)
Don’t believe in credit cards? Can’t get a credit card? That’s okay, we can’t get one either. We accept checks and cash too — just ask.
The following anthologies include contributions by yours truly…
- Uncle Dave’s Cow: And Other Whole Animals My Freezer Has Known by Leslie Miller Never thought I’d be drawing butcher’s diagrams, but that’s exactly what I was called upon to do in my capacity as illustrator for this cookbook-cum-how-to. I also got to draw a goat in an underwear drawer.
- Digestate: A Food and Eating Themed Anthology Edited by JT Yost A giant comic book guaranteed to sustain you for days. I calculated that the safest spot between the radical vegan activists and the diehard baco-holics would be a one page funny concerning “Camp Food”.
- Because I Love Her Edited by Andrea N. Richesin Are you there, God? It’s me, Inky (actually, it’s me, Ayun… throwing a little pre-need love at Vinnie, The Tampon King.)
- My Baby Rides the Short Bus: The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids with Disabilities Edited by Yantra Bertelli, Jennifer Silverman and Sarah Talbot If you’ve ever had the pleasure of wangling with the insurance company…or getting your health insurance cancelled because you forgot to pay the bill…
- Cassette from My Ex: Stories and Soundtracks of Lost LovesEdited by Jason BitnerPerfect for all your downloadable bawling needs. To absent friends…
- The May Queen: Women on Life, Love, Work, and Pulling It All Together in Your 30s Edited by Nicki Richesin Keep it under your hat that I’m pushing 41. They think I’m 29.
- The Imperfect Mom: Candid Confessions of Mothers Living in the Real World Edited by Therese J. Borchard Given that you’re already loitering in cyberspace, you’d probably be interested in my dishy essay regarding the demise of a hopping online community.
- Roar Softly and Carry a Great Lipstick: 25 Women Writers on Life, Sex, and Survival Edited by Autumn Stephens Just to make extra double sure I’ll never get a lucrative freelance assignment from a high-circulation women’s magazine, I had to get all uppity in public with “Smells Like Perfume Inserts.”
- Secrets and Confidences: The Complicated Truth about Women’s Friendships Edited by Karen Eng I wrote about Jessye’s mom, Viola Sheely in the East Village Inky #3, and again here, in “Another Mother”
- Mamaphonic: Balancing Motherhood and Other Creative Acts Edited by Bee Lavender and Maia Rossini There’s a lot of promise in that subtitle, dontcha think? It ain’t a guidebook persay, but there’s plenty of inspiration in these pages (as well as the introduction of The Big Rumpus for your reprint pleasure)
- Whose Panties Are These?: More Misadventures from Funny Women on the Road Edited by Jennifer L Leo More hilarious tales of horrible travel experiences collected by the editor of Sand In My Bra. Re-read all about my dislocated knee, excerpted from No Touch Monkey!
- France, a Love Story: Women Write about the French Experience Edited by Camille Cusumano Lauren Bacall, you’re running out of time to file that lawsuit! Here’s another chance with a reprint of the “Paris Lip” chapter from No Touch Monkey!
- Toddler: Real-Life Stories of Those Fickle, Irrational, Urgent, Tiny People We Love Edited by Jennifer Margolis Considering the Family Bed? Perhaps best not to read “Bedtime for Milo.”
- Women Who Eat: A New Generation On The Glory Of Food Edited by Leslie Miller Everybody else wrote about something delicious. I thought I was supposed to write about working in a restaurant. This piece about Dave’s Italian Kitchen is what got my wheels turning for Job Hopper (it’s in there too.)
- Breeder: Real-Life Stories from the New Generation of Mothers Edited by Bee Lavender and Ariel Gore “NeoNatalSweetPotato”: If you’re not sick of it after reading The Big Rumpus,
you can read it in its condensed version.
- The Unsavvy Traveler: Women’s Comic Tales of Catastrophe Edited by Rosemary Caperton “(Carry Me) Out of Africa”: I swear this cautionary tale of adventure travel
gone awry in Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya is funnier than the title the
editors slapped on it (not that I could come up with anything better).
- A Woman Alone: Travel Tales from Around the Globe Edited by Christina Henry de Tessan, Ingrid Emerick, and Faith Conlon“Dog Master” recounts another of my lucky near misses. This one involves a pack of snarling, homeless mongrels who surrounded me one moonlit night in
Nothing like being part of a 2-Writer Household to pad out your pocketbook. Buy the book, buy the cd, download the MP3, and sing it yourself!
Urinetown? We know the feeling. Mix it up a bit with:
Possibly still would be if it weren’t for these durn kids. Here’s a bunch of our short plays from Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind
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