Monthly Archives: May 2010

On waffles and waffling. And the heart. And writing. And waffles.

This post was written for the Inside Colby blog by my student, Annelise Wiersema. It probably speaks for itself. Waffling and Writing Annelise Wiersema ’10 on November 17, 2009 First, Jenny put down the eggs and milk on the seminar table. Our class stared at her, waiting for the analogy. Jenny Boylan’s a fairly eccentric […]

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JB interview via online stream…

I appeared today (5/25/10)  on a show called Chez Laura.  I didn’t know anything about this show other than that the host, Laura Lavigne, billed herself as a “life coach,” but the resulting interview was kind of a gas, sort of a look back at the gender memoirs I wrote in the 2000s and a […]

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A few photos from the FQ launch party

May 20, 2010. Photos by Augusten Burroughs. The cause of all the trouble: Jennifer Finney Boylan author of Falcon Quinn and the Black Mirror Augusten Burroughs, Kimberly Reed, and Amanda Simpson The amazing Edward Albee Blinking Richard Russo, Edward Albee, and Augusten Burroughs Speak No Evil, See No Evil, and Evil.

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JB interview with School Library Journal!

The amazing Betsy Bird posted this truly remarkable interview with me on the School Library Journal blog today: SBBT Interview: The Incomparable Jenny Boylan  by Elizabeth Bird I don’t often host folks who’ve appeared on Oprah, Larry King, The Today Show, and a Barbara Walters Special (just to name a few).  Few of the authors I speak to […]

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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."