Perhaps I'm the Ethereal Weirdo

My little sister sent me this article Mindy Kaling did in The New Yorker about rom-com tropes, and it is pee-in-your-panties funny. And so relevant to YA fiction. How many heroines have I read whose only "flaw" is being klutzy? Or, my personal favorite, short?

My favorite line:
"She can’t be overweight or not perfect-looking, because who would pay to see that? A female who is not one hundred per cent perfect-looking in every way? You might as well film a dead squid decaying on a beach somewhere for two hours."


  1. I was laughing all through the article too- thanks for sharing! I do get tired of underweight actresses playing women who like to eat. We see through you! I mean, literally, we see through you, eat some cake.

  2. I mean, literally, we see through you <--- lol

  3. Thanks for linking! I needed that laugh today!