Vice interviewed Mary Gaitskill, who writes blunt, beautiful short stories and novels about fucked up women ("Secretary," one of the best stories in Bad Behavior, was made into a movie starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, but Gaitskill called it the "Pretty Woman" version.) She had some thoughts on feelings and procrastination:
The author of Veronica, Bad Behavior, and Because They Wanted To (among other books) turns 57 today. Those unfamiliar with her writing may have seen the movie Secretary, which she called "a little too nice." I think it's pretty good, but the short story — in Bad Behavior — is better. And Veronica, which was…
This isn't a list of the best books of the decade — I've already made it clear how I feel about those. It's just a selection of especially awesome books by women, all published in the '00s.