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Posts Tagged ‘E. Jean Carroll’

Writer Thoroughly Commits to Matchmaking Service Story

TawkifyLogoWe were not familiar with the gilded matchmaking service Tawkify before reading Maggie Lange‘s fantastic first-person New York magazine narrative.

Lange agreed to give the company’s XY chromosome concierge-ing a whirl, and despite the failure of her chosen mate to identify himself by holding either a copy of the New York Times or New York Times Magazine, the date was headline-worthy. That’s because, to spice things up from the usual Starbucks drill, Lange and the guy went to Tiffany’s on their first date and pretended they were recently engaged!:

E. Jean [Carroll] is selling this Tiffany’s idea. She has given it an impressive title: “The Most Dangerous Date in New York.” It writes its own headline, she seems to indicate. Do I dare to shop dangerously at Tiffany’s with a man I’ve never met?…

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Elle’s Advice Columnist Talks Dirty

E. Jean Carroll, Elle magazine’s 69-year-old relationship advice diva, who helps readers solve such mysteries as “what to do when your man won’t bathe?” has a new venture, called “Tawkify.” The undertaking is a dating service all done over the phone.

But enough about that. Carroll is a great talker, as displayed by this interview in The New York Observer. Here are some choice quotes.

On a college sex survey she conducted:

“I was going to write a book, but I was so overwhelmed with the data. Sixty percent of college kids have tried anal sex. That threw me for such a loop, I couldn’t write… I don’t know what I expected, BUT MY GOD! Apparently, porn has had a huge influence, so everyone wants to try it, right? By everybody, I mean dudes.”

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Elle‘s Homeless Intern Sets The Record Straight

ellesept.jpgIn the past week, news about Elle magazine’s latest intern, Brianna Karp, has caused quite a stir.

That’s because Karp is homeless and living in a trailer in California, and many think the women’s magazine and the columnist that offered her the gig, E. Jean Carroll, are exploiting Karp’s situation for their benefit.

No so, Karp tells Mediaite.com today:

“I would say that’s ridiculous. E. Jean Carroll made a kind offer to a girl down on her luck and the offer had been made for a month before anybody (including me) even noticed because Elle didn’t publicize it or make any effort to call attention to it. If the media had never gotten hold of it, it would have been between me and Elle and nobody else would have ever known. The offer was certainly not made because they expected any sort of publicity from it.”

And as for the $150 a month that Karp is earning for her one-hour per day job, she is right to point out that that’s more than other interns make at the unpaid internships that are common in magazine publishing. According to Karp, the money is a bonus for her work assisting Carroll on an upcoming book and blogging for Elle‘s Web site. Karp is also continuing to look for full-time work and writing on her own personal blog the Girls Guide to Homelessness.

Seems to us that this resourceful former assistant and talented writer is well on her way to a career as a Web celebrity. Good luck, Bri!

Exclusive: Elle‘s Homeless Intern Speaks Out, Doesn’t Feel Exploited –Mediaite