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About me

Industry Publishing
Occupation Senior Writer
Location New York, NY, United States
Introduction A former China analyst who spent the entirety of her non-working life between 2006-2008 writing this blog and/or walking around DC collecting fodder for this blog. ASJiNE is officially retired, but after two years as an editor at ELLE in NYC, a short stint back in DC as a ghost writer, she has now settled in Manhattan for good. And yes, still writing.
Interests Cintra Wilson's writing, black leather this and that, tinkering with the Queen's English, well-mannered children, short hair, Burl Ives as 'Big Daddy', Roland Mouret, Alexander Wang, Lanvin, Haider Ackermann, Jil Sander, Nicholas Kirkwood, Marmite, black eyeliner, showpiece necklines, men who instinctively walk on the outside, people who spell out words and use proper punctuation when they text
Favorite Movies Pretty Woman, Taken, Road House, 9 1/2 Weeks, Waiting for Guffman, Aeon Flux, Shopgirl, The Royal Tenenbaums, Notting Hill, Bloodsport, Election, (500) Days of Summer, Rocky IV, Indecent Proposal, The Big Lebowski
Favorite Music Phil Collins, Carla Bruni, Marie Laforêt, Mandy Patinkin, Rostropovich, Willie Nelson, Rachael Yamagata, Chemical Brothers, Journey, Chicago, Steve Perry and Peter Cetera solo work
Favorite Books Milan Kundera and Stephen King's everything, The Portable Dorothy Parker, Sylvia Plath's Collected Poems, Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams, Anne Sexton's Complete Works, Betty & Veronica Double Digests, Margaret Atwood, J.M. Coetzee, Philip Roth, Murakami Haruki, Michel Houellebecq