If you’re a feminist with a good sense of humor, one who can, say, recite Emily Dickinson poems and the lyrics to Purple Rain, your Toast is ready! The Toast is a cult-favorite website curated by and for feminists who enjoy a good book and a good laugh. Articles like Shannon Keating’s “Lessons From the Men I Met at Cannes” and listicles like Kate Washington’s “A Few of Fraulein Maria’s Favorite Things, As Ranked by Louisa Von Trapp” are crowd-pleasers. But it’s the humor of co-editor Mallory Ortberg that’s like butter (on The Toast).
You can find her writing online and, now, her Texts from Jane Eyre web-series is being turned into a book. “Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters” — available November 2014 — is a mashup that imagines Scarlett O’Hara with an unlimited text-and-date plan, and Daisy Buchanan texting while driving. With 21st century technology, would Daisy have done “what she was born to do: marry the rich guy”?