“Who are you?”
Like I said, I’m the Coquette, but you can call me CQ if you like.
People wearing ties have called me “one of the internet’s most irreverent personalities with a reputation for scathingly intelligent pop culture commentary,” which is nice of them, but really, I’m just a former party girl who managed to turn being a smart ass into a regular gig.
“No, really. Who are you?”
No, really. I’m not telling. It doesn’t matter who I am anyway.
I have a whole other buttoned-up professional life where nobody knows about all this crazy shit I do on the side. For a while I even designed collections of handbags and jewelry. Still, first and foremost, I am a writer.
“Wait, so you’re an anonymous internet personality? What’s that about?”
I have no idea. I’ve been doing this shit for a damn decade, and I honestly couldn’t tell you how any of it happened. None of it was planned. It was a joke that turned into a hobby that turned into a second career.
I started out blogging about my drug fueled Hollywood escapades, and I eventually found myself writing professionally. I love this shit. I really do.
If you wanna talk business, feel free to hit me up. Writers gotta write.
Selected Writings and Press
I still can’t believe people pay me for this.
Selections from my “Unsolicited Advice” column:
Selections from my “Dear Coquette” advice column:
Adult Mag: Ugly-Sexy: Cool?
Real Life: OK, PLS, THX: Who Was She?
The New York Post: This Week’s Must Read Books
Autostraddle: Idol Worship: Ten(ish) Questions with the Coquette
The Guardian: Today’s agony aunts are savvy problem solvers
Time Magazine: 30 Must-See Tumblr Blogs
Fashionista: The 10 Best Tumblrs By Fashion Industry Insiders
The Huffington Post: The 23 Funniest Tumblr Blogs That Will Make You LOL
The Guardian: The 10 Funniest Tumblrs
Glamour Magazine: Hilarious Must-Follow Blog: To My Husband
Village Voice: 15 People You Should Follow on Twitter
Guest of a Guest: Rare Interview with Anonymous Blogger, “Coke Talk”
It’s not a traditional press mention, but one of my readers wrote a 134 page Honors Thesis about me, and I consider it the highest of compliments:
Finding The Coquette and Exploring Pseudonyms and Intimacy on Tumblr
Two so far. More to come. Enjoy!
Dear Coquette unleashes the brutal truth about life, love, dating, sex, and everything in between.
For nearly a decade, The Coquette has delivered wisdom with a harsh wit and devastating elegance to the hundreds of thousands of readers who know where to come for her practical, no-nonsense advice.
Here, for the first time between hard covers, is the very best of Dear Coquette.
Call ‘em vows. Call ‘em expectations. Call ‘em whatever you’d like, but when it comes to her future husband, what single lady couldn’t fill a whole book?
Based on the wildly popular blog, Notes To My Future Husband is a smirking nod to all the tid-bits and minutia about the men in our lives that make us swoon and then roll our eyes.
Classy-as-fuck handbags. Cooler-than-fuck jewelry.
* My handbag and jewelry collections were limited runs and are no longer available in stores. Sorry, kids.
Good tunes for good times.
* If you’d like to make an anonymous submission to my advice column, the best place for that is still over at Dear Coquette. Thanks!