Monthly Archives: September 2009

“and drunk the milk of Paradise…”

A late breaking Thursday-morning update… alert readers have written to me pointing out that clearly the creature pictured next to me is actually the THING, not the HULK, a distinction so obvious I’m mortified to have failed to comprehend it.  Thing, all rocky;  Hulk, green.  The Times regrets the error ….and to be serious for […]

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Southern Comfort next stop…

Southern Comfort, next stop. I’m off to Atlanta bright and early in order for my annual headlock with the southern comfort gender conference. This year I’m doing my one-woman show, The Porcupine Woman, on Thursday night, around 9 I think, as well as a seminar the next day.  If you’re there, please stop in.  Remind […]

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Doug Dorst and Jenny Boylan on fiction, invention, and zombies

In late summer, 2009, Doug Dorst (ALIVE IN NECROPOLIS) and Jennifer Finney Boylan (SHE’S NOT THERE; I’M LOOKING THROUGH YOU)  shared this brief exchange about writing, invention, and the nature of zombie mutants: Jenny Boylan:  Doug, I loved your book.  One of the things I found so engaging about it was the tension between the […]

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Slightly modified new cover of Falcon Quinn and the Black Mirror

Just got this gently revised version of the cover. One of the eyes has been fixed, and the color of the title lettering has been changed.

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A Striped Armchair review of I’m Looking Through You

There’s a really nice review of I’M LOOKING THROUGH YOU in the fine online book review site, A STRIPED ARMCHAIR. Which starts off: Jennifer Finney Boylan’s I’m Looking Through Youis actually one of those books that straddles the nonfiction and fiction lines-it’s a memoir. There are all kinds of memoirs out there, but my favourites […]

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On to Atlanta!

So my one-woman show, THE PORCUPINE WOMAN, rocked at Colby College’s Strider Theatre on the 11th and 12th of September. I’ll spare you the self-regarding details and just say that I was really happy with how it went; that I was grateful to Colby’s Lynne Connor for directing the show; and that once again venturing […]

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Live On Stage: The Porcupine Woman: An Evening With Jennifer Finney Boylan

On Friday and Saturday, September 11 and 12, I’ll be performing my one-woman show, THE PORCUPINE WOMAN, at Colby College’s Strider Theatre, on the Mayflower Hill campus in Waterville, Maine.  Showtime is 7:30.  Tickets are free, but you do have to get a ticket from the box office before the show, and these are distributed […]

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  • The Boylan Family, summer 2010

    DSC_0063 "You hang around our family, you learn all kinds of stuff."
  • Will Forte as Jennifer Finney Boylan on “Saturday Night Live”

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  • Jenny with Barbara Walters, December, 2008

  • Jenny atop Maine’s Mount Katahdin

    2036947979_34bfbec240 August, 2002.
  • Surrounded

    boylanWith President Clinton and Maine's Governor John Baldacci, fall 2006.
  • JFB and Edward Albee


    Edward had been my teacher at Johns Hopkins in the winter of 1986. He visited Colby in fall, 2007. As we took our leave of each other, he kissed me on both cheeks and said, "We have done well. You and I."

  • Jenny and her teacher, the great John Barth


    Jack was my professor at JHU when I did my thesis, back in the day. After many years, I can now confidently say I finally understand his definition of plot. Which is, of course, "the perturbation of an unstable homeostatic system and its catastrophic restoration to a new and complexified equilibrium."