Alina Simone

Alina Simone
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Alina Simone is a critically acclaimed singer who was born in Kharkov, Ukraine, and now lives in Brooklyn. Her music has been covered by a wide range of media, including BBC’s The World, NPR, Spin, Billboard, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal. She is the author of the book You Must Go and Win. 


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Henry Review: Alina Simone Reads from Note to Self

" Reading: “Note To Self ” Alina Simone 06/20/2013 by Shayne Alina Simone, Note to Self 0 Comment Before indie music stardom, before acclaim as an essayist and laurels as an author, Alina Simone studied photography in art school. She leverages her compositional acumen into Note To Self, her debut novel, capturing a portrait of our “late-blooming”, tech-obsessed, self-obsessed, pop-culture-obsessed generation fevered to achieve Meaning through—of all absurd channels—creativity. Simone frames this

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Henry Review Q&A: Dark Nights of the Soul

" Q&A: Dark Nights of the Soul Alina Simone 06/21/2013 by Shayne Alina Simone, Note to Self 0 Comment Rock and rollers are known to live dangerously. Booze. Drugs. Groggy inbox clearings. Exhausted on tour, indie soloist Alina Simone nearly trashed an invitation from Eric Chinski, Editor-in-Chief of Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, to write her first book, You Must Go And Win. Fortunately for Literature, Simone thought twice before clicking “delete”. Her hilarious new novel Note To Self is out no

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Alina Simone, Eugene Mirman & Stephen Elliott on Marketing

Alina Simone, Eugene Mirman and Stephen Elliott create what is possibly the best book marketing plan of all time.

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Alina Simone discovers the lost Amanda Palmer footage

Never before seen film of Amanda Palmer before she was a rock star. As a young art student, musician and author Alina Simone captured Amanda on her road to fame.

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Alina Simone, Eugene Mirman & Stephen Elliott brainstorm.

Now that Oprah is off the air, Alina Simone, Eugene Mirman and Stephen Elliott have to brainstorm more marketing ideas for the release of her book, You Must Go and Win, and explore meta tags, book banning and just what YouTube will let us post.

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Poets Read Craigslist Posts

Author and musician Alina Simone recruited a few poets to read Craigslist posts. Including James Copeland, Anna Moschovakis, Matvei Yankelevich, Brett Flecher Lauer, Tao Lin, Claire Donato, and Jeff T. Johnson

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WNYC Soundcheck: Can't Knock The Hustle. Or Can You?

Can't Knock The Hustle. Or Can You? One musician is resisting the pressure to become an entrepreneur.

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Alina Simone reads from Note to Self

Simone reads from the first chapter of her debut novel for The Next Best Book Club.

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Note to Self

Alina Simone
Faber and Faber, Inc.

A witty, keenly observant look at our Internet-obsessed culture Anna Krestler is adrift. The Internet has draped itself, kudzu-like, over her brain, which...


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You Must Go and Win

Alina Simone
Faber and Faber, Inc.

In the wickedly bittersweet and hilarious You Must Go and Win, the Ukrainian-born musician Alina Simone traces her bizarre journey through the indie rock...


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