Interview With The Bloggess

You’re probably already familiar with Jenny Lawson (a.k.a. The Bloggess). If not, this interview won’t make a lot of sense. To be honest, even if you are familiar with her, it’s still going to be a bit iffy.

The thing is, I’ve been trying to get an interview with Jenny for some time now but she’s been very busy with one project or another and, y’know, life in general. It seemed nearly impossible to sync up our schedules long enough to nail down an interview. As a result, Jenny ended up sending me her answers, with the understanding that I would fill in the questions when I had time.

Here’s what I ended up with…

Steve: Hi Jenny. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule for this interview.

Jenny: Yes

Steve: I understand you’re wrapping up a fairly major project at the moment. What have you been working on?

Jenny: yes

Steve: The project…?

Jenny: I didn’t understand the question

Steve: OK, let me rephrase… My understanding is that you’re currently very close to publishing your first book which, last I heard, was called “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir”. Is that correct?

Jenny: yes – but I didn’t inhale

Steve: Is that a metaphor?

Jenny: no

Steve: I see. Assuming the book sells well, which it almost certainly will, do you foresee it being made into a feature film?

Jenny: no

Steve: Not even a made-for-TV movie?

Jenny: NO STEVE.

Steve: How about a youtube video narrated by a William Shatner sound-alike? I can’t imagine why that couldn’t be put together.


Steve: Another of your artistic interests involves retrieving unusual pieces from thrift stores and elevating them to celebrity status. A sort of folk objet trouvé, as it were. For example, there’s a boar’s head named James Garfield, a giant metal chicken named Beyoncé and a homicidal monkey named Copernicus. Each of these now have a substantial fan following and a line of merchandise. Was this a conscious decision on your part or did it just arise naturally from your interest in unusual artifacts?


Steve: Well, yes, but they do appear to be indicative of your interests.

Is there anything else you’d like to tell our readers? Perhaps something on how blogging and social media have changed the public’s perception of what constitutes art?


Steve: Is it? Oh good. I was running out of questions anyway. Thanks again for taking the time to …email me a string of random answers. We should do this again sometime.

Steve DeGroof

Steve consists of approximately 60% water and 40% organic molecules, arranged in a configuration that is, among over things, capable of describing itself in this manner.

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