Patricia Elzie-Tuttle

Patricia Elzie-Tuttle is a writer, podcaster, librarian, and information fanatic who appreciates potatoes in every single one of their beautiful iterations. Patricia earned a B.A. in Creative Writing and Musical Theatre from the University of Southern California and an MLIS from San Jose State University. Her weekly newsletter, Enthusiastic Encouragement & Dubious Advice offers self-improvement and mental health advice, essays, and resources that pull from her experience as a queer, Black, & Filipina person existing in the world. She is also doing the same on the Enthusiastic Encouragement & Dubious Advice Podcast. More of her written work can also be found in Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy edited by Kelly Jensen, and, if you’re feeling spicy, in Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 4 edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel. Patricia has been a Book Riot contributor since 2016 and is currently co-host of the All the Books! podcast and one of the weekly writers of the Read This Book newsletter. She lives in Oakland, CA on unceded Ohlone land with her wife and a positively alarming amount of books. Find her on her Instagram, Bluesky, and LinkTree.

Advice from Women Comedians of Color

I’ve been feeling restless lately. Not like insomnia, more like a Melvin “What if this is as good as it ...

These Fairy Tales Are Not For Children

Love fairy tales? Love erotica? Then we've got a book list for you!

Bitch Planet Cosplay as a Woman of Color

Patricia did not expect the response she got when she cosplayed as an inmate from BITCH PLANET.

The Books I Read as a Child are Filled with Jerks

From Max in Where the Wild Things Are to Eloise: some classic children's book heroes are not great.

13 Times Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Got a Little Too Real

Sometimes you find reflections of your own life in the most unexpected books.

The Picture Book That Taught Me About Black Girl Magic 30 Years Ago

Before the internet and #BlackGirlMagic, this picture book helped one Rioter love her blackness.

The Ecstasy of Forbidden Reading

One Rioter on the excitement she felt the first time she read a "forbidden" book.

Taking Popsicles to the Next Level with Cookbooks

Cookbooks to help you transform your popsicles into grown-up creations (blueberry and cardamom, anyone?)

Exploring BDSM Through Erotica

Erotica anthologies to satisfy your curiosity about BDSM.

Rereading Harry Potter as Self-Care

Why one reader returns to Harry Potter when her depression and anxiety are overwhelming.