"What Was I Thinking?" is a collection of first-person essays describing the moment in a relationship when, no matter how much you think it should work, or want it to work, or need it to work, you get that it's not going to work. Maybe you overheard your date say exactly the wrong thing about you (as in Amy Wruble's "Junk in the Trunk"). Maybe you realized that it's just impossible to be with a guy who orders a 'creche' instead of a carafe of wine, because 'Hey, Baby. I'm a writer. I play with words.' (as in Lynn Snowden Picket's "Norm Crosby Syndrome"). Whatever the details, these epiphanies make great stories. Included in this collection are more than fifty classic bad boyfriend stories, from writers including: Francesca Lia Block, Bonnie Bruckheimer, Nicole Hollander, Maira Kalman, Patricia Marx and Mimi Pond.
BARBARA DAVILMAN began her career in NY in advertising and then went on to create a greeting card company, Bittersweet, that dealt exclusively with relationships gone bad. After that, she moved to Los Angeles to become a TV writer/producer. Along with her husband, Ellis Weiner, she co-authored YIDDISH WITH DICK & JANE, YIDDISH WITH GEORGE & LAURA, and HOW TO RAISE A JEWISH DOG. In her 'spare' time she writes and produces reality television and is the Los Angeles Co-Coordinator for Ridgeback Rescue. LIZ DUBELMAN is the founder of VidLit. Her pre-digital career included ten years in film production. Her television work won her two Emmys -- one as a producer and one as a director. She has consulted to all of the major studios in the area of digital rights and Internet content. Ms. Dubelman is a graduate of Hampshire College.