Notes from my backyard:
I am so happy to finally be able to announce that my new book “Thief of Happy Endings” will be published by Viking. It looks like it will come out in the Spring of 2018. Yee Haw!!
In my neck of the woods, there is a phrase people like to use that I don’t relate to very well. “My Angel Mother.” Don’t get me wrong. I don’t believe in censorship. And I do believe that there are [...]
So, true story, I like to obsess when I watch movies. I look for patterns and trends, as if all movies are one movie during a year. I trend-watch music and books too. And this year, cinematically speaking, is the [...]
I don’t play tennis anymore. But when I was in high school I played four to six hours a day, five days a week all summer into late October. Winters I slacked off to a few hours a day. And [...]
In the 1920’s the last wolf pack was killed in Yellowstone National Park. In January of 1995 fourteen gray wolves were captured in Canada and relocated to Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley, amid huge controversy. In 1998, 17 more Canadian wolves [...]
(Hint: this is not how getting divorced feels, for anyone. But it can be how kids and parents feel after they figure some things out.) We spend a lot of time talking about the negative effects of sex and [...]
Last week was survivor week. No hidden camera crews. No script. Just arbitrary rules, made up by me and tolerated by my partner in research (and life). The idea was that we were supposed to simulate evacuation. I know [...]