Glynnis MacNicol, Author, “I’m Mostly Here To Enjoy Myself”

Glynnis MacNicol

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Glynnis MacNicol spent the long stretch of COVID lockdown mostly alone in small Upper West Side apartment, mostly without really touching another person. So by summer 2021, after vaccines had rolled out and restrictions were finally lifting, she jumped at the chance to stay at a friend’s apartment in Paris, and immediately bought a plane ticket out of her pandemic-imposed solitude. Landing in Paris she found a city just waking up from its own lockdown, and felt in Parisians all around her the same urgent, greedy desire to enjoy every pleasure life had to offer – food (cheese, croissants, chocolate), community (in-person, Zoom be damned), and connection (very much in person, very pleasurable, very much enjoyed). She recounts it all and then some in her joyful, decadent, and insightful new memoir, “I’m Mostly Here To Enjoy Myself: One Woman’s Pursuit of Pleasure in Paris,” coming in June, which dares to suggest that women have the right to enjoy themselves – and their choices – fully and gloriously, without needing permission.

In this episode of “Your New Life Blend,” Glynnis talks to host Shoshanna Hecht about how seeking & claiming pleasure is actually a radical feminist act; the power of a free woman freely making her own choices; the joys of embracing your life unfolding at any age; and why we all deserve to truly enjoy ourselves. 



I’m Mostly Here To Enjoy Myself: One Woman’s Pursuit of Pleasure in Paris
No One Tells You This
Podcast: “Wilder”
Newsletter: “Good Decisions”
“I Think We’re Alone Now. Welcome.” New York Times
“Growing Up Meant Learning How to Wear Red Lipstick,” The Cut
“I Miss My Lipstick,” New York Times

Other Writing:, founded by Glynnis MacNicol & Rachel Sklar


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