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Amber Tamblyn is editing an anthology that will feature essays by Jia Tolentino and Samantha Irby.

Vanessa Willoughby

July 19, 2021, 10:31am

You may know Amber Tamblyn as Joan of Arcadia or Tibby Rollins of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, but throughout her career, the actor has also cemented her place as an established author. Thus far, she’s published six books, including three poetry collections. And now, following her 2019 memoir Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution, Tamblyn will edit an essay anthology that centers on and celebrates women’s intuition.

According to Park Row Books, which acquired the title, “Listening in the Dark will not only focus on the value of gut feelings as a vital and sustainable tool, but will teach readers what, exactly, intuition feels like, looks like, and behaves like, to better connect and wield it with authority.”

Listening in the Dark will feature contributions from Amy Poehler, America Ferrera, Jia Tolentino, Samantha Irby, and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley.

In a press release, Tamblyn explained her reasons for writing the forthcoming project: “So many books on modern womanhood have covered rage, empowerment, and global movements the world over, but I have longed to read something that focuses sharply on what ignites all of it: our guiding intuition as women. I hope this book with not only shed light on how women have come to trust or not trust their instincts, but to create a road map to better harness and utilize our intuition in everyday life.”

Tamblyn has been a vocal advocate for women’s rights, directly taking on the misogyny and sexism of Hollywood. In 2017, she was a founding member of Time’s Up and helped organize the New York Times open letter that ran in January of 2018. She also has been candid about her experiences as a child star. In June of 2021, she wrote an essay for the New York Times about Britney Spears’s heated conservatorship battle and the perils of growing up in the spotlight.

Listening in the Dark will be published in 2022.

[via Hollywood Reporter]

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