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University of Maryland student who penned infamous sorority email has written a novel

One of the most widely read young authors of the year is shopping for a book deal.

Rebecca Martinson, whose furious email to her sorority sisters at University of Maryland became a national sensation, has teamed up with the creators of White Girl Problems to write a novel, the New Republic reports.

Martinson has not responded to a request for comment, and we don't know the subject of her novel.

But, if Martinson follows her creative writing teacher's advice and writes about what she knows, we can imagine the novel would be about anger, sorority politics, pleasing frat boys, and people who should punch themselves in the face (which, apparently, was most members of her former sorority).

If you haven't heard of Martinson, then, in her words, "tie yourself down to whatever chair you're sitting in" because this is going to be "a rough [expletive] ride."

Martinson's attempts to gently school her sisters on the finer points of Delta Gamma etiquette, because they were, as she put it, "LITERALLY being so [expletive] AWKWARD and so [expletive] BORING," became the toast of the web earlier this year and spawned numerous parodies.

She railed against the sisters cheering for other sororities at Greek Week events ("I don't give an [EXPLETIVE] about sportsmanship"), having the audacity to discuss post gaming at fraternities other than Sigma Nu ("IN FRONT OF THEM?!!") and several other offenses that were "HORRIBLE, I repeat, HORRIBLE PR FOR THIS CHAPTER."

The sisters of Delta Gamma jumped to disavow the email, which they described on their Facebook page as "highly inappropriate and unacceptable by any standard," and Martinson resigned from the sorority.

She seems to have had no problem filling her free time since then. She writes for a web site called Bro Bible on such enlightening and Not-Safe-for-Work topics as "How to Decode a College Girl’s Dorm Room for Hook-Up/Dating Potential."

And more than 10,000 people, the Insider included, follow her Twitter feed, in which she shares uplifting thoughts on flatulence, drinking and ways in which she would rather maim herself than sit through boring classes.



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