Curtis Sittenfeld

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    Local Harvest Reaches Fundraising Goal: What's Next?

    After a week of community building, backlash and overwhelming support, Local Harvest Cafe & Grocery (3137 Morganford Road; 314-772-8815) has reached its $120,000 fundraising goal almost a week before the February 7 deadline. To the delight of many, the cafe and locally sourced grocery will remain op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    Curtis Sittenfeld Will Read Your Unpublished Manuscript If You Help Local Harvest

    As we reported earlier this week, Local Harvest Cafe & Grocery faces imminent closure (and we mean imminent) if it doesn't raise at least $70,000 by February 7. Although there has been some backslash for the community bailout, Local Harvest has already rasied over $40,000. See also: UPDATED: Local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    St. Louis Alderman to Critics of Salvage City: "Relax"

    What are the stories we tell about ourselves and our city? If you're one of the folks worried that the recent episodes of Salvage City didn't show St. Louis in the best possible light, console yourself with the fact that at least Moonshiners isn't set here. That other Discovery Channel show depicts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Top 10 Reasons Transplants Criticize St. Louis

    Over the weekend, the New York Times published an op-ed written by a St. Louis transplant called "Loving the Midwest." In the piece, writer Curtis Sittenfeld discusses her move to St. Louis in 2007 for her husband's job -- and why the two of them were at first not so happy with their new home. "If o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Spy Games and Celebrity Sightings at St. Louis-Area Bookstores

    image viaWatch out, she may be packing an iPhone.​As everybody knows, the Christmas-shopping season is the most hectic time to be in retail -- as both a seller and as a consumer -- and this year, there's an extra frisson of excitement in St. Louis bookstores, thanks to some corporate espionage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    What Was Laura Bush Thinking?: Former First Lady to Speak (Finally) at County Library

    Simon & Schuster​Admit it. Even before you read Curtis Sittenfeld's novel American Wife, a fictionalization of the life of Laura Bush, you wanted to know what was going on inside the former first lady's head. Was she really a secret Democrat at heart? What was it that made George so gosh-darn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Richmond Heights' "American Wife" Author Imagines Inauguration Day

    There are plenty of writers this week who are trying to make George W. Bush appear likeable and, yes, even sympathetic. It is his last week in office, after all. But let it be known that Curtis Sittenfeld was there first, and before the Bushes have even left the White House, she's already moved on.T ... More >>