Who I Am: 

Elyssa Goodman is a writer and photographer based in New York. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Bust, Bullett, Time Out New York, the Forward, Glamour, and The New Yorker, among others. Hailing from South Florida, Elyssa now calls Manhattan home and writes about it on her blog, Miss Manhattan. She likes wearing red lipstick and believes everything happens for a reason. 

What I'm Listening To: 

The Rolling Stones, Patti Smith, Janis Joplin, Death Cab for Cutie, The Black Keys, The Gossip, Speedy Ortiz

What I'm Watching: 

TV: Friends (always), New Girl, Parenthood, Psych, American Masters

Film: Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Woody Allen, Clueless, Amelie, Charade

What I'm Reading: 

Sun, Sex, and Gold: Tourism and Sex Work in the Caribbean, edited by Kamala Kempadoo

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray