The Book Of Jezebel: O Is For O'Donnell, Rosie

As you may have heard, on October 22nd we'll be publishing our first book, a 300-page, hardcover, illustrated encyclopedia called The Book of Jezebel. In honor of this milestone —which took many years and dozens of contributors to execute—we'll be posting one entry from the book a day, starting with "A" and continuing on through to "Z." Although the book itself has already been printed — it's gorgeous — questions, additions, annotations and suggestions on the entries that appear online are welcomed and encouraged.

O'Donnell, Rosie (1962-)

so there's this woman

she's from long island

lost her mother way too young,

funny as hell, though

real gift for stand-up

next seinfeld maybe

she's fat, which distracts

people from talking about her sexuality,

at least. and mental illness

and all the things no one

talks about yet

it's the '80s

stand-up up up

into the 90s

league of their own, beautiful girls

(the shaved beaver speech omg)

and it's the Rosie O'Donnell Show

queen of nice. and koosh balls.

and a big fake crush on tom cruise

top of the world

then a memoir

"i'm a dyke!"

no more talk show.

new girl on the view

outs star's weight loss surgery

mouths off, feuds with trump,

hates war

one more new talk show

new oprah?

nope-rah.

but still

there's always the blog

the strange, sweet poetry

of rosie dot com

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