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The Vacationers Montauk Takeover

What do you say when your publicity team calls you, giddy with excitement, and tells you that they want to drive a truck full of your books out to the tip of Long Island and drink beer all day long? You say YES. If you happen to find yourself on Long Island on Saturday, August 2nd, please join us!



FINALLY someone gives me a Janet Jackson microphone. (at Riverhead Books)

FINALLY someone gives me a Janet Jackson microphone. (at Riverhead Books)

Scott Cheshire and I had such a good time at RJ Julia yesterday. What a nice guy! Everyone buy his book, High as the Horses’ Bridles. #latergram

Scott Cheshire and I had such a good time at RJ Julia yesterday. What a nice guy! Everyone buy his book, High as the Horses’ Bridles. #latergram

Love seeing my pals on the wall at RJ Julia! #bookstorebackrooms (at RJ Julia Booksellers)

Love seeing my pals on the wall at RJ Julia! #bookstorebackrooms (at RJ Julia Booksellers)

Jenn is cuuuuuute.  (at WORD Jersey City)

Jenn is cuuuuuute. (at WORD Jersey City)

Aaaaaaand we’re in the Travel section, too! #Repost from @mpluse with @repostapp

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River’s first appearance in the New York Times! Today in the travel section.

Aaaaaaand we’re in the Travel section, too! #Repost from @mpluse with @repostapp —- River’s first appearance in the New York Times! Today in the travel section.

#10. This week and next. I love you @riverheadbooks.

#10. This week and next. I love you @riverheadbooks.

PopSugar did my makeup and talked to me about Rafa. Video!

I am a huge fan of the TV show Nashville starring Connie Britton, personal goddess. What I love most about Nashville the city and Nashville the show, is that the songwriters really are the stars. If you drive down music row in Nashville, which is this street where there are all these little bungalows filled with songwriters and producers and publishing houses, they have enormous posters up celebrating this songwriter who’s just written this hit for somebody — but they don’t even say, “Emma Straub wrote this song for Taylor Swift,” they just say “Emma Straub wrote this song! Hooray! It’s a hit!”

Emma Straub, Author Of ‘The Vacationers,’ Shares Three Favorite Songs - Soundcheck

I was on WNYC’s Soundcheck and I’m preeeeeetty sure that I’m the only person to ever go on NPR to talk about how good the Nashville soundtracks are.