Susan Schorn

Susan Schorn

Susan Schorn writes Bitchslap, a column on women and fighting, for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Her memoir Smile at Strangers, and Other Lessons in the Art of Living Fearlessly was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2013; she published the short story collection Small Heroes in 2014. She holds a Ph.D in Victorian Literature, a first-degree black belt in Kyokushin karate, a second-degree black belt in Seido karate, and national certification as an Emergency Medical Technician, a combination of skills that she feels ought to make her more popular at parties. She also coordinates the disciplinary writing program at the University of Texas at Austin.


6 entries by Susan Schorn

Book Review

Tough Enough

By Deborah Nelson

Tough Enough

An academic exploration of six strong women and the trails they blazed.

Book Review

Tough Enough: Arbus, Arendt, Didion, McCarthy, Sontag, Weil

An academic exploration of six strong women and the trails they blazed.

Book Review

The Bitch Is Back: Older, Wiser, and (Getting) Happier

A new collection of essays revisits the burdens of motherhood, marriage, and autonomy first laid out in The Bitch in the House.

Book Review

The Girl Without a Name: A Novel

Dr. Zoe Goldman returns to solve the riddle of a Jane Doe’s identity.

Book Review

Sometimes the Wolf

By Urban Waite

Sometimes the Wolf

A father’s sins are brutally visited upon his son and family.

Book Review

The Getaway Car: A Donald Westlake Nonfiction Miscellany

A deep dive into the musings of the prolific crime writer.