August 5, 2016

Bear with me, because at first this is going to sound like a hard sell. I want you to read about the torture of twins at Auschwitz, the suppression of women in Afghanistan, and the straight-up nerdy field of geobiology. I know about half of you stopped reading after th...

April 19, 2016

My household got slaughtered last week by a vicious, soul-sucking GI virus similar to Ebola. I zombied around without sleep for 898 straight hours, while enduring a constant spray of foul bodily fluids from whichever prostrated child I was holding, trying not to whine...

April 18, 2016

Oh my. Where to begin?

Primates of Park Avenue might be the buzzy book of the summer, at least among the demographic of well-off women in their thirties and forties. Even before its release, the book generated controversy: about its accuracy as a memoir, about its anthr...

April 1, 2016

Since I’m not bursting with superlatives about any of my recent reads, I decided to go with book published in 2010: the memoir Mennonite In A Little Black Dress. Now, this is a great read, in the vein of Anne Lamott/Garrison Keillor/David Sedaris. I highly recommend it...

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