Kind of exactly what you’d expect, actually

After a bit more international roving — in Nepal, among other sites — and time in Marin County and New York City, the “red red rogue” became a yoga teacher and investment adviser who today shuttles between the D.C. area and Nairobi, where his wife is an executive of an AIDS-related humanitarian organization.”

Tidbits like this one about Cary Raditz, the Grecian-isle redneck immortalized in ‘Carey’, (UPDATE: Yes, and ‘California’!) are highlights of Girls Like Us.’

12 comments to Kind of exactly what you’d expect, actually

  • nena

    love it! i spent a large amount of my weekend reading this book and blasting joni mitchell. i haven’t yet gotten to the carey/cary overview. but glad to know others are dorking out on music/feminist history as well.

  • Hi Emily, am I blind or is there nothing posted on the NYT following the promise of your comments and answers?

    I had no idea about the whole saga that preceded your piece in the Times, the first of your words I ever read. Either way, I applaud your courage, keep doing what you love!


  • April Mae June

    I thought the redneck on a grecian Isle who did the goat dance very well and made good stews was immortalized in the song California, no?

  • isn’t the “red red rogue” line from CALIFORNIA, not carey? is he featured in both songs?

  • pj

    Huh? This is all you have to say? I noticed the Times piece no longer says ‘Emily will be answering readers questions may 27th” Very telling.

  • Ok, you’re kinda hot; I’ll give you that.

  • blueseaurchin

    I have no idea what you are talking about.

  • David

    Joni Mitchell’ song “Carey” = Carey Raditz. Got it?

  • Hi. This is an inappropriate place to write this. I get it. I’ve stumbled onto your quasi “private” place to talk about something you wrote for money in a completely different medium (Yay paper!).

    I read your article for the New York Times, and maybe it’s youth (I’m barely a year younger than you), or maybe it’s how true it rang for me, but your article on blogging was poignant and spot on. Plus, kind of terrifying. So keep on writing. Please? Because you make me laugh with your sarcasm and your self effacing grace. Plus, I’d like to believe that the compulsion to blog doesn’t die. That it just figures out how to do it more maturely, wisely, and in a safer setting.

    *bounces off of soap box*

    From one Emily to another.

  • Emily- I read your piece and enjoyed it. To cut to the big central theme, I think blogging is your analogy for life, and it can confuse when it intersects with your actual life. To explain, blogging to you encompasses vulnerability from sharing yourself, information exposure and privacy, intrusion upon your original intentions, the need to do it in order to feel mindfulness, yadda yadda. The same factors are found in relationships. So here you are in a professional capacity playing out an interesting sharing of interesting information, and all of a sudden there is a tension convention in your real love life(ves), so they have crossed and confused your professional intention. For me the analogy of life and love is in cooking, for example. But the same thing can happen when I am sharing political intelligence at work. I am doing it to better myself and get intelligence in return without exposing myself to being a political animal but there are conflicting objectives and tradeoffs from exposing myself while trying to be professional. Love to talk more.

  • Hey, I’d never read your blog before (or any other) but the NYT piece finally humanized that strange world for me. Thanks. I’m stunned by the hostility that your honest words inspire from your faceless colleagues, and I wonder how blogers keyboards withstand such bludgeoniing.

    As for the photos that you bring up in your Q&A, just know that cover portrait drew me in as fast as last week’s John McCain shot repelled me, and that’s powerful.

  • ow a paper cut

    Saw the Jimmy Kimmel interview. You were ambushed. Imagine Kimmel being affronted that someone posted he was inebriated. He and Carolla chugged beer at the end of every “The Man Show”. He probably still has an elevated blood alcohol level. And how about Geragos opining that Gawker could be sued. What a revelation. I’d like to hear Geragos describe a circumstance when it would be impossible for someone to sue someone else. Someone at Gawker should have warned you about what you were walking into. You were set up.

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