Backhand and Foreplay: Emma Straub’s The Vacationers

One of the funny things about this book is that people keep asking me how close I am to Sylvia, and all the while, I’m like, um, Franny is my spirit animal. I love to eat. You know those people who talk about how they forget to eat meals? I hate those people. Or no, I just don’t understand them. Now that I have a baby I sometimes don’t GET to eat a meal, but trust me, I’m saving it for later. I loved writing all the food stuff in this book . . . Who has time to worry about their stupid bikini body? I would much rather worry about whether I bought enough cheese.

Emma Straub, author of The Vacationers. Check out my full interview with her at Brooklyn Based!