As a writer, her articles have appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Salon.com, The Guardian and more. Her memoir, A Widows Walk was published by Simon and Schuster and was as the Top Ten Great Reads of 2005 by People magazine and the Washington Post’s Book Raves of 2005. A Widows Walk was on the New York Times best selling biography list and was nominated for a Books for A Better Life Award.
September 16th, 2016
Martha and I are extremely different. She is shy and soft spoken. I am not. She is blonde. I am a brunette. Martha is a Republican. I am not. She lives in Long Island. I live in Manhattan.
But we both lost our firefighter husbands on September 11th and have shared the secrets of our loss that forged a friendship as deep as it is unlikely.
For about ten years after our husbands died we vacationed with[...]
March 9th, 2016
October 5th, 2015
I know teenagers are supposed to be obnoxious. It is their job to shit in the nest in[...]
June 30th, 2015
Welcome families, friends, teachers and staff and most importantly students.
Congratulations on making it to your graduation.
I am honored to deliver your commencement address today even though next to my algebra regents, this is one of the hardest assignments I’ve ever had.
I know I am supposed to impart wisdom, inspire you and give you sage advice.
My first recommendation is that you never agree to do a commencement speech. This has not been easy, but you are[...]
January 29th, 2015
As rehearsals began, I realized my sister[...]
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