I Was ‘Sylvia Plath-ish’



Curtis Sittenfeld, who will teach in Victoria University’s International Institute of Modern Letters in January and February 07, is the author of the bestselling novels Prep and The Man of My Dreams, which are being translated into twenty-five languages. Prep also was chosen as one of the Ten Best Books of 2005 by The New York Times, nominated for the UK’s Orange Prize, and optioned by Paramount Pictures. Curtis’s writing has appeared in many American publications, including The Atlantic MonthlySalon, and Glamour. A graduate of Stanford University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This essay was originally published in the New York Observer.