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Mary Trump and I Are Collaborating on a ROMANCE Novel and Jen Taub Is Editing and We're Serializing It on Substack! YES, Re-Reader of Headlines--a Romance Novel!!
The New York Times’ Alexandra Alter broke the story at 5 a.m. this morning!
Here’s the photo of Mary, Jen and I from The Times
Peerless Reader! Yes. Yes. Yes. Mary is writing The Italian Lesson, and, YES, it is a strange and luscious, mysterious and very romantic story. And YES, there is knitting, Italian wine, house cows named Bella, lots of fashion, chickens, a very bad man, and a cinnamon roll hero. And, YES, you get extra special features in Backstory Serial—that’s the name of our Substack—like the knitting pattern of the sweater our heroine is wearing, and the recipe for the dish our bad man is chowing down on, and I suspect you’re gonna EAT IT UP!
And as Mary says in her email to her Substack readers, after she’s made it quite, quite clear that Backstory Serial is a politics-free zone:
Above all, Backstory Serial is about friendship and the healing power of connecting with people in ways that are creative, unexpected, and, in some cases, life-saving. Backstory Serial is also meant to be a place outside of politics and the grind of the daily news cycle. I would be so grateful to have you join us there. I guarantee that it’s going to be really, really fun.
And cuz I love you, and cuz I think over the next year, you’re gonna love reading the installments of The Italian Lesson—not to mention, knitting the sweaters and cooking the special pasta sauce—to thank you for sticking with me through thick and thin, I’d like to offer you a 25% discount for the life of your subscription.
Here’s the magic link👇🏽👇🏽
Oh! I forgot to tell you what part I play in this. I’m replying to your comments on ….
See you soonest, Darling!