my writing

If you want a little taste:

“The Last Pause of Motherhood” at Motherwell Magazine

“Cabbage Rolls on Vicodin” at Dead Housekeeping

“The Joy of Writing” at Creative Nonfiction

“Before We Were Good White” at Full Grown People (Notable in Best American Essays 2017)

“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.