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.
December 11th, 2013
I like my hair. I have a long curly mop of it. It’s part of my Jewish/Irish/ Italian heritage that I am grateful for. I used to flip my hair to flirt with boys, straighten it to look like everyone else in middle school, and shake it to the soundtrack of Hair, coincidentally my favorite musical. “Hair, flow it, show it, long as I can grow it, my hair.”
As much as I love[...]
November 26th, 2013
Seems like everyone is intolerant and sensitive these days. The protein gluten has become the scapegoat for stomach ailments and the poster child for genetically modified foods. Everyone with a yoga mat and fedora has joined the ranks of the staunchly gluten free from Zoey Deschanel to Gwynth Paltrow. Chelsea Clinton had a gluten free wedding cake and there’s even a dating website for gluten free singles. Being someone who likes to swim against the[...]
November 14th, 2013
I can’t remember anything. Yesterday, I was writing and forgot how to spell THE. T-H-E. Not the words nauseous or bureaucratic (which I always forget) but THE. These moments are frightening and make me want to pound my skull against the wall screaming, “WHAT ____ HELL?” I joke with my friends that I am like a 1980’s computer with no memory and a big back end. I have hundreds of business cards and numbers on[...]
October 21st, 2013
I don’t trust people who don’t love to eat. I spend an inordinate amount of my day thinking about eating, planning what I am going to eat or being full. Being part Jewish and Italian, guilt and food are part of my DNA. Even now, as I write this, I am considering a purchase of Kettle Potato Chips at the deli down the block. I can’t help myself.
Growing up, everything revolved around food. My mother[...]
September 11th, 2013
We would have been married twenty years today. Can you believe it ? I’ve been mad at you a few times this last year having to shoulder the teen angst of our son alone. I have had rebelliontimes two from Aidan ever since he hit double digits.I know its not your fault but sometimes I think your sheer physique would intimidate Aidan a lot more than my shrieking. Not to mention I have to[...]
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