Emily White is the author of two nonfiction books: You Will Make Money In Your Sleep (Scribner, 2007), a biography of a white collar criminal who was also a close friend; and Fast Girls: Teenage Tribes and the Myth of the Slut (Scribner 2002), an examination of girls who were ostracized after sexual rumors were spread about them. She has published in The New York Times Magazine and many other venues. She was an early editor of The Stranger, and before that she was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford in the fiction department. She lives in Seattle and writes with the television on whenever possible.
It’s late at night and I’m scrolling through the Bumbershoot schedule on their super-deluxe Web site, feeling tempted. S. E. Hinton (author of The Outsiders) is coming this year, and there’s a flea circus and a performance by Mt. St. Helens...
Despite hundreds of genius acts she desperately wants to see at Seattle’s great festival, our editor confesses 530 phobic reasons to stay away — including a horror story from her family closet. (Read this story in our August Seattle edition.)