my writing

If you want a little taste:

“The Joy of Writing” at Creative Nonfiction

“Before We Were Good White” at Full Grown People

“The Price of Writing” at Creative Nonfiction

“Who Are You?” at Essay Daily

“Half-Lady, Half-Baby” at River Teeth

“The Prince and the Perv” at Full Grown People

“Seven Essays I Meet in My Literary Heaven” at the Brevity blog

“The Family Versus the Grief-Glommers” at Full Grown People

“So Happy Together” at The Nervous Breakdown

“Separate Housewives” at The Morning News

“Notes on Selling One’s Identity” at Virginia Quarterly Review

“The Sensationalism-to-Get-Buzz Formula” at Virginia Quarterly Review

“The Village” at Brain, Child

“Test-Tube Nation” at Salon

“More Than a Feeling” at Brain, Child


If you want a whole lot of it:

Practically Perfect in Every Way: My Journey Through the World of Self-Help—and Back was published by Putnam in 2007, Berkley in 2008. It’s a memoir about my experience of taking self-help advice and about the ideology that underpins self-help. Salon called my book, “Conversational and funny … but also, at times, serious and contemplative.” The Library Journal described it as “amazingly in-depth yet entertaining with its fresh humor.” You can get it at Amazon or request it from your favorite bookstore.