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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NEW: Susan The Magazine Vol. 5: Varmints

NEW: Susan The Magazine Vol. 5: Varmints

Hate them. Fear them. Admire them . . . for their relentlessness, their ruthlessness, their opportunism. Of all creatures, are varmints the most like us? Often these critters do their most dastardly deeds while we rest defenselessly in our beds....
Susan the Magazine Vol. 4: Wheels

Susan the Magazine Vol. 4: Wheels

What do we talk about when we talk about cars? Liberation? Sex? Money? Despair? Racism? Competition? Susan Starbird tackles the meaning of automobiles past, present, and future in her sometimes whimsical, sometimes serious, always lighthearted...
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...
Susan The Magazine Vol. 3: Around The Water Cooler

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,...
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