Sari Botton: My number one obstacle is the fear of upsetting and offending my parents by revealing things about me they’d rather not know, or by revealing things about them…
Melissa Febos: I guess the writer in me has more clout than the daughter in me. It wins every fucking time.
Sari Botton: I need to choose between being a writer and a daughter. I know that I’m eventually going to be the writer and not the daughter. I’m hoping that I won’t get disowned or I won’t [break] my father’s heart.
Melissa: It must have been a very, very difficult task to edit this book. To have to guide you in how to tell this intensely personal story.
Emily Rapp: I actually welcomed my editor’s thoughts because she’s a genius and she totally got what I was doing. We had a weird mind-meld.
Anonymous Guest: Which one was harder, writing it or editing it?
Emily Rapp: Writing. Absolutely.