Meeting Maegan Glidden, author of Best Bitches: Guide for navigating complicated female relationships

We all know that having female friends can sometimes be dangerous water to inhabit. After all, as women we can sometimes have high expectations of ourselves on multiple fronts; looks, career, social life, family, friends, children, relationships etc … This week I’m really pleased to introduce Maegan Glidden, the author of Best Bitches, a book that helps you navigate those choppy waters!

The Maegan Glidden Interview

Maegan GliddenWhat is one thing that no-one would usually know about you?

It is absolutely impossible for me to fall asleep without a blanket covering my ear. An unfortunate childhood event with a centipede has left me neurotically bug-phobic for life.

How did you choose a title for your book?

The title of my book just smacked me in the face one day driving home from work, as I was mentally processing an undesirable run-in with one of my beloved female colleagues, and I couldn’t seem to shake off the expletive. Sometimes, the word bitch is too spot-on to change, no matter how much you love the lady.

Are there any occupational hazards to being an author?

Occupational hazards of writing include increased risk of carpal tunnel, stiff neck, and probable hunchback. Not to mention the sheer anguish of having to own up to the crappy blog posts you put out as a teenager: Google never forgets.

Who would you like to play you in a film of your life?

Kate Hudson would be on point for impersonating me in a film. She’s just goofy enough to capture my idiosyncrasies effectively: genuine, dramatic, and adequately off-beat.

How do you remain sane while working?

I don’t retain sanity at all while working: I’m a full throttle, all in purger when inspiration strikes, conveniently afflicted with OCD. As an entrepreneur mom with young children, avid multitasking mania is just part of my creative process. Coloring while crunching philosophy, doing dishes while creating smut, that’s just how it is.

What is your favourite TV moment of all time?

The moment on Friends, when Pheobe realizes that Old Yeller dies at the end of the movie. That scene just encapsulates the difficulty of coming to terms with naive childhood delusions, in a pivotally hilarious way.

If you could commit the perfect murder where would you hide the body?

Louisiana swampland would be my top pick for hiding a body. That sticky, unbridled wilderness, full of snakes and gators just seems like a perfect choice since few, other than native Cajuns, would be ballsy enough to venture there. Delivering it would be the real conundrum.

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BestBitchesCoverWhere can you find out more about Maegan Glidden and her book?

You can find Best Bitches: Guide for navigating complicated female relationships in paperback format here:

You can also meet her:

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Why ‘The Thursday Throng’?

These posts are called The Thursday Throng in honour of the throng that waits eagerly outside the book store when a new author is doing a book signing event or appearance. On this website it takes the form of a ‘Meet the Author‘ online event with some information about our author’s latest book and an interview. If you would like to take part in the Thursday Throng then why not visit Thursday Throng Author Interview Guidelines to find out more.

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5 thoughts on “Meeting Maegan Glidden, author of Best Bitches: Guide for navigating complicated female relationships

  1. ideabox4 says:

    Thanks a million for having me Linda! The insightful candor that you routinely provide to your readers is an asset to women everywhere! You’re definitely seen as an “older professional bitch” that I admire ;). Speaking with you is always a pleasure. Cheers! ~Meg Glidden

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  2. Susan Scott says:

    I use that word B.I.T.C.H. often in my head about some people … it causes an I.T.C.H. but just thinking it and saying it helps to make the itch disappear. Enjoyed this thank you both.

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