Emily Gould

Features Writer, New York Magazine

Emily Gould, a novelist and critic, is a features writer for New York Magazine. She writes the Making It newsletter. Her books include Friendship, Perfect Tunes, and The Heart Says Whatever.

  1. making it
    Maria Bamford’s New York Fantasy CampTalking to the comedian about finances, the various various “cults” she’s belonged to, and her new memoir.
  2. parenting
    How Do I Talk to My Kids About Sex?All your awkward sex-education questions, answered.
  3. cut opinion pages
    No More GirliesMy one-woman crusade against the girlies probably won’t hasten its demise, but it’s good to be reminded that all trends always fade away.
  4. pablo-matic
    ‘I Wasn’t Prepared for How the Art World Treated Hannah’A conversation with the Brooklyn Museum’s director, Anne Pasternak, a few weeks after the debut of “It’s Pablo-Matic.”
  5. making it
    All the TV I Watched When I Was Chronically DepressedWhen I wasn’t watching TV, I could hear my brain, and my brain was the worst podcast in the world.
  6. canada wildfires
    It Was a Weird Day in New YorkThere’s a wild, chaotic feeling that comes over us as a city when it seems like no one is in charge.
  7. making it
    Clancy Martin Writes to Stay AliveThe author of How Not to Kill Yourself wants to share his hard-earned wisdom with those who are currently suffering in the way he once was.
  8. making it
    Clay Pigeon Is Happy to Be Awake and on the Air at 6 A.M.“Without my wife, I might not work at WFMU. I realized there’s tons of other guys with the same story in New York. Wives are the ones making bread.”
  9. making it
    The Vegan Chocolatier Who Wants to Turn Edible Butt Plugs Into a BusinessChocolatier Lagusta Yearwood of Lagusta’s Luscious applies a “ridiculous old-school punk-DIY aesthetic” to her sweets.
  10. making it
    My Tattoo Artist Ifé Toussaint Fetches the BoltcuttersHow a young stick-and-poke artist makes tattooing work financially — without the macho vibes.
  11. making it
    Jen Beagin’s Novel About Sex Therapy Sparked a Hollywood Bidding WarShe was a waitress at 47. Now, her book Big Swiss is being adapted by Jodie Comer for HBO.
  12. making it
    Sarah Thankam Mathews Wrote Her Hit Novel in Four Months“I felt very chewed up by New York by virtue of not making enough money. I felt desperate.”
  13. making it
    Casey Johnston Turned Bulking Up Into a BusinessThe unlikely weight-lifting coach is making a killing arguing that pumping iron can be for everyone (yes, even you).
  14. looking to settle
    4 Days to Find a Not-Horrible Apartment for a Family of FourThe search, at long last, concludes.
  15. looking to settle
    32 Days to Find a Not-Horrible Apartment for a Family of FourToo exhausted to go on, Emily hands the hunt over to her husband, Keith.
  16. looking to settle
    49 Days to Find a Not-Horrible Apartment For a Family of Four“Even if you could imagine this unit being clean, it still would have a general ambiance I can only describe as serial-killer-y.”
  17. looking to settle
    60 Days to Find a Not-Horrible Apartment for a Family of FourThe first installment of Emily Gould’s search for a two-bedroom.
  18. encounter
    Let Sharon Mashihi Whisper in Your EarHer strange, intimate podcast, Appearances, feels like a breakthrough for the form.
  19. read with us
    Like Any Good Sidekick“Laura could take over as the heroine if the situation demanded it.”
  20. personal project
    My Only Hobby Is Being PettyI know it’s not good, but it feels like the only thing I have left.
  21. first person
    Replaying My ShameThirteen years later, what happened at Gawker isn’t going away.
  22. reasons to love new york
    The 8 Million Reasons to Love New YorkA tribute to those inspiringly singular New Yorkers who wouldn’t — probably couldn’t — live anywhere else.
  23. money
    My Year of Living Like My Rich FriendShopping with her was like buying drugs and doing the drugs, simultaneously.
  24. this thing’s incredible
    A Nursing Tank That Feels Like the Embrace of a Nonjudgmental Yoga TeacherPlus it makes me look maybe 25 percent less paunchy.
  25. remembrances
    The Shocking Thing About Teaching Roth to College KidsThey loved him.
  26. profile
    Liz Phair, 25 Years Out of ExileA quarter century after her career-making album, she’s still writing songs first and foremost for herself.
  27. cut covers
    Katja Blichfeld Gets What She WantsAfter a year of changes, the quietly commanding High Maintenance co-creator embarks on a new life.
  28. first person
    My Life in Domestic GoddessesWomen who made food look like self-expression.
  29. this thing’s incredible
    I Wear This $4 Lip Balm to Show the World I Haven’t Given UpFor a natural, “this is just the color my lips are” situation.
  30. cut cover story
    Cat Marnell Is Still AliveAnd the “unhealthy health writer” has a new memoir.
  31. Envy Nearly Wrecked My Best FriendshipI wanted what he had, which I imagined to be the Dream.
  32. Sick of Sake? Do ShochuUnlike its fermented relative sake, shochu (a.k.a. soju) is distilled and can be made from barley, sweet potatoes, or soba as well as rice. Its […]