"Not many on earth who can slide between
Lou Reed and Erma Bombeck and be
this consistently funny."
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7/21/23: My July column on Fishbowl is called How Is This News Really About Me, and Other Bumps In The Learning Curve. It's about a little journey I took in my head while thinking about the situation of trans kids. Includes a painting I made of the Batlimore YouTuber ContraPoints.

7/21/23: One of the best books I've read this year is Tom Lake, by Ann Patchett. Here's my review in the Washington Post. Other recent literary coverage: 
• Summer Books Preview for Oprah Daily, and another one for Newsday
• Reviews of Rose Styron memoir and Leila Slimani novel for Washington Post
• Q&As with Mary Kay ZuravleffMatt Norman, and Rupert Wondolowski, for Baltimore Fishbowl

7/21/23: On my NPR podcast, The Weekly Reader, we've been recommending beach books and summer reads galore. Flip through the website to find hundreds of shows, four minutes each. Subscribe with any podcast app.

5/3/23: I no sooner got home from an April trip to Italy with a group of women writers, than I was compelled to write it all down. Four Gentlewomen of Cortona, Footloose and Gluten Free, on Fishbowl.

12/17/20: On LitHub, Six Book Critics Walk Into a Zoom to Talk About Autofiction, A Totally Fictional Story by Marion Winik Featuring a Martin Amis Cameo.

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