“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 more than half a 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?
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
I wrote a silly little paperback, a blog-to-book amuse-bouche. Enjoy!
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!