Sunday, November 18, 2012

We are thrilled to announce that THE BEAUTIFUL ANTHOLOGY made the NY Times!

Under Holiday Gift Guide, 2012, and in Weekend Arts (November 23) our precious, striking collection made the Best Bathroom Books category, and there is a short but lovely mention by Dwight Garner.

To buy a copy for yourself, to give as a gift, and/or to keep in the bathroom, here's where you need to go:




Thank you to everyone who has read Beautiful and shouted about its greatness. We appreciate all the kind words and reviews.

Special thanks to our publisher, Brad Listi, founder of The Nervous Breakdown and TNB Books, and our brilliantly talented book designer, Charlotte Howard, who made Beautiful so enticing to pick up.

Thanks of course to our esteemed contributors: Robin Antalek, Jessica Anya Blau, Greg Olear, Marni Grossman, Stephanie St. John, Stephen Walter, Angela Tung, Lance Reynald, Steve Sparshott, M.J. Fievre, Nora Burkey, Gina Frangello, Zoe Zolbrod, Elizabeth Collins, Tyler Stoddard Smith, Matthew Baldwin, James D. Irwin, Catherine Tufariello, Victoria Patterson, Rachel Pollon, J.E. Fishman, Judy Prince, Melissa Febos, Rich Ferguson, Ronlyn Domingue, Uche Ogbuji, and--last but definitely not least--Quenby Moone.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Beautiful Links for all things Beautiful

Links for The Beautiful Anthology from TNB Books!

The Beautiful Anthology at Indiebound

The Beautiful Anthology at Powell’s

The Beautiful Anthology at Barnes and Noble

The Beautiful Anthology at Amazon

See our page on Goodreads, too!

Watch our awesome book trailer...crafted for us by filmmaker David Grossbach.

Please feel free to write a review on any site if you've read and enjoyed the book.

Like us on Facebook.

A Beautiful podcast from Brad Listi's well-received "Other People" series is here, free on iTunes. Bung it to your iPod (if bunging is a real word) and enjoy when you have an hour to think about life and literature and gossipy things.

We were psyched to be mentioned in GalleyCat's coming attractions here.

Read Beatrice Chernikoff's great interview in TNB: "A Beautiful Conversation..."

Here is another editor interview on author Caroline Leavitt's acclaimed blog series, CarolineLeavittville.

Also don't forget to read the excellent literary Web site, The Nervous Breakdown!

(P.S., if underlines under links get funky, that is not me; they are fine in draft but tend to randomly appear and disappear on post.)

More links to come...

Happy reading, and have a Beautiful day.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

TNB Books Presents…

Essays, Poems & Art
Edited by Elizabeth Collins

“Subverting timeworn clich├ęs about beauty, this book delivers a fresh exploration of everything from body art and big noses to musical ‘perfection’ and misguided parenting. It’s a stunning, unforgettable collection.”
—Diana Spechler, author of Who By Fire and Skinny

A Collection of Essays, Poems & Art
Edited by Elizabeth Collins
Publisher: TNB Books, June 9, 2012
258 pp.
Trade paperback: ISBN 978-0-9828598-4-1
Price: $14.99

Coming June 9, 2012: THE BEAUTIFUL ANTHOLOGY, an exciting new collection of essays, stories, poems and art, created by writers from around the world all responding to the essential question: What is beauty?

This endlessly entertaining, touching, shocking, and thought-provoking new work from TNB Books, the publishing arm of the acclaimed literary Web site, The Nervous Breakdown ( should change minds about what is truly beautiful.  Is beauty to be found in a tattoo, in a scar, or in being clean after years of drug abuse? Is a tennis serve beautiful? Is contemporary architecture beautiful—or hideous? Is there beauty in urinal design, or in the foot of a poor, young Thai man?

THE BEAUTIFUL ANTHOLOGY features the work of well-known and emerging authors alike, including: Robin Antalek, author of The Summer We Fell Apart; Jessica Anya Blau, author of Drinking Closer to Home and The Summer of Naked Swim Parties; Greg Olear, author of Totally Killer and Fathermucker; J.E. Fishman, author of Primacy; Lance Reynald, author of Pop Salvation; Gina Frangello, author of Slut Lullabies and My Sister’s Continent; Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart; Victoria Patterson, author of This Vacant Paradise and Drift; and Ronlyn Domingue, author of The Mercy of Thin AirOther contributors include: Matthew Baldwin, Nora Burkey, Elizabeth Collins, Rich Ferguson, M.J. Fievre, Marni Grossman, James D. Irwin, Quenby Moone, Uche Ogbuji, Rachel Pollon, Judy Prince, Stephanie St. John, Steve Sparshott, Tyler Stoddard Smith, Catherine Tufariello, Angela Tung, Stephen Walter, and Zoe Zolbrod.

For more information, or to schedule an interview with TNB Books publisher, Brad Listi, or any of the contributors, please call 215-301-9039 or e-mail:

Request a review copy by e-mailing editor and publicity manager Elizabeth Collins: .

Author interviews, photos, and bios available upon request. 

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