Trash Mermaid: Essays, Stories, Recollections, Rants, and Ramblings that Came to Me by the Jersey Sea
by Emma Tattenbaum-Fine
Trash Mermaid: Essays, Stories, Recollections, Rants, and Ramblings that Came to Me by the Jersey Sea is a collection of cleverly illustrated memoir-style short stories, tasty little poems, and slice-of-life snapshots from August 2020, as seen through the eyes of empath/comedian Emma Tattenbaum-Fine during a two-week stay alone at an Airbnb in Ventnor City, New Jersey. Trash Mermaid is designed to be read at the beach, before and after collecting seashells, or in the bleak mid-winter, when you wish to go to the beach in your imagination.
About the Author
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine is a comedy writer, actor/singer, and director who appeared as host of HQ Trivia, improvising live in front of a million viewers internationally. She can be seen in Netflix’s “Explained” and has written sketch and standup comedy for TruTV, Comedy Central, Refinery29, and New York Theatre Workshop (writing jokes for Heidi Schreck and Jeremy O. Harris). Come see her newest weekly writing by visiting & subscribing at emmatattenbaumfine.substack.com. Watch videos on her website, emmatattenbaumfine.com, then come say hi on Instagram: @emmatattenbaumfine, and on Twitter: @emmatattenbaum.
(2022, hardcover, 66 pages)
You need this book! Trash Mermaid is a funny, sweet, clever, thought-provoking, kind, deeply insightful and thoroughly enjoyable book from beginning to end. It is a must have for your summer reading as it was inspired by time spent at the Jersey shore. The stories are hilariously poignant and a perfect addition to your summer beach bag. Run (or swim) to get Trash Mermaid.
Holly MacEwen Krafka