Who is Rachroobear?

Hi! I’m Rachel Zarrow, a writer based in Northern California. I write fiction and nonfiction (and apparently an email newsletter now, too). As a writer, I mostly cover the arts and literature, and as a reader I am even more omnivorous in my taste.

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Subscribe to get full access to my newsletter, which I publish about once a month. I’ll share everything from book and article recommendations to hot takes to hot potatoes (well, recipes at the very least).

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Rachel Zarrow

Writer of fiction, nonfiction, and to-do lists. Em dash enthusiast and unofficial brand ambassador for Pepto Bismol.