Join Sarah Solomon and panelists Tim Herrera, Alison Leiby, and Amanda Mull as they discuss how social media and digital culture have affected their career paths and lifestyles.
The conversation reflects the topics discussed in Solomon’s book Guac Is Extra But So Am I: The Reluctant Adult’s Handbook (powerHouse Books, out April 30, 2019) which explains the realities of life people expect you to know—but aren't usually spelled out—through humorous, biting commentary, illustrations, and guidance from those who have seen it all.
Sarah Solomon is the author and illustrator of Guac Is Extra But So Am I: The Reluctant Adult’s Handbook. She writes about style, personal finance, and emotional crutches for The New Yorker, Town & Country, McSweeney’s, and others. She lives in NYC. Follow her on Twitter via @sarahsolfails or her self-parody account, @urbanJAP.
Tim Herrera is the founding editor of Smarter Living, where he edits and reports stories about living a better, more fulfilling life. Before coming to the New York Times, he was a reporter and editor at The Washington Post, where he wrote about digital culture, and in a previous life he was a metro reporter for amNewYork and Newsday.
Alison Leiby is a comedian and writer. She currently writes for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and previously wrote for The President Show, the Opposition with Jordan Klepper, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, and several others. Her humor writing has appeared in many publications including the New York Times and New York Magazine. She co-authored the parody book Lean Over: Women, Work, and Women's Work with Alyssa Wolff.
Amanda Mull is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where she writes about the intersection of health and culture—or, as she refers to it, the "why we're like this" beat. Before she joined The Atlantic, she helped run the indie fashion site PurseBlog for ten years, and she has also written for publications like Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, Elle, Vox, and Nylon. Amanda is a native Atlantan with a journalism degree from the University of Georgia.