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About Maidens Who Don’t Float: Sarah’s book, Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don’t Float: Classic Lit Signs on to Facebook, is a humorous “retelling” of classic lit inspired by Facebook. Springing from the concept of Sarah’s Hamlet (Facebook News Feed Edition), Maidens brings more than 50 works and authors of classic literature back to life and online using news feeds, profile pages, groups and quizzes…even those 25 random things lists. Everything from The Odyssey to The Great Gatsby is prodded and, um, poked. Check out the book’s Facebook page.

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Sarah Schmelling has written about entertainment and culture for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Spin, Real Simple, Paste, Salon, Slate, Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, McSweeney’s, World Hum and more. She has also edited many magazines and websites. She lives near Washington, DC.