Susan, The Magazine

Essayist, humorist, philosopher, poet, list-maker.

Inspired by the tradition of great essayists, Susan Starbird brings together images, design, and words in lyrical and humorous explorations of failure, love, nature, death, work, identity, and other “mortal questions.”  Continue reading the author biography . . .

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Commuting in the Valley of Shadows

Commuting in the Valley of Shadows

What is expected from this quest?  Enlightenment?  Relief?  Escape from the shades and the deadbeats and the impending senescence that are her companions?  Liberation from the chafing of the rough journey?  The author meditates on the destination as s...
NEW: Susan The Magazine Vol. 3: Around The Water Cooler

NEW: Susan The Magazine Vol. 3: Around The Water Cooler

The drama of work is examined by Susan Starbird in this provocative collection of quotations and short personal essays. Each vignette is a highlight from her major manuscript on the emotional life of work, extracted from anonymous confessions by tradespeople,...
Susan The Magazine Vol. 2: Skirts

Susan The Magazine Vol. 2: Skirts

The comic, tragic, frightening, wacky, and just plain mystifying nature of womanhood is explored by Susan Starbird in this lively collection of short essays and fictional fantasies. While attempting to answer the question “What does a woman do?” Starbird’s topic...
Susan The Magazine Vol. I: The Intertidal Issue

Susan The Magazine Vol. I: The Intertidal Issue

"This thing is so full of LIFE!  I'd planned to read it in nice little bits, but ended up roaring through the entire piece in one sitting. All senses activated, hitherto unconsidered notions perfectly articulated, and most of all the pulsing, exuberant ...

Essays and Miscellany

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