I sent Rachel Bell a bunch of questions via Google Docs and FB Messenger after reading her new book, “Welcome To Your New Life With You Being Happy” which I bought from Pioneers Press.
I guess it’s a “book” she calls it a book, it feels more like a thoughtful zine with no illustrations, but it was worth the price of admission, and so you should get it. I really liked her stories, she’ll have you laughing right before throwing emotional heart daggers into your center soul. So watch out.
Rachel lives in Chicago and does stuff there.
Do you consider yourself a ‘writer’? like is that what you identify as?
yeah definitely. my dad wishes i would go to college. i love him. i went to visit him recently and he like, he does this thing that he’s done for i think my entire life, where he keeps blue bic ballpoint pens in his pocket and a few index cards. and he writes down things that are important or like to-do lists on them. and i saw that he had one with all the names of his kids on there and underneath mine it said ‘COLLEGE. DENTIST’ as the two things he wanted to discuss with me.