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.
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[...]
December 16th, 2014
August 12th, 2014
When I was in grammar and middle school, my parents would occasionally allow me to skip school for what we affectionately called a “personal day”. These special occasions allowed me rare and memorable alone time with each parent.
Personal days with my mother involved a cultural outing in Manhattan. We saw Picassos at the MOMA, Red Groom at the Marlboro Gallery and Calder at the Whitney. Days with my father were spontaneous adventures to Coney Island,[...]
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