"Not many on earth who can slide between 
Lou Reed and Erma Bombeck and be 
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12/6/17: A tale too embarrassing for Marion Winik to tell? It almost happened... but I managed to push through. Read here on Fishbowl.

12/6/17: Today's Weekly Reader is "Odd Couples," including the new Eugenides and a story about a woman who takes a sea monster as a lover. Listen to it here.

12/6/17: In Newsday, Tom Beer and I rounded up some super-short but super-good reads.

12/6/17: Exciting book news from alums of the MFA program at the University of Baltimore. More here. Go kids! 

11/1/17: It's Day of the Dead, on Baltimore Fishbowl.

11/1/17: The best thing I've done this year is help my ex-mother-in-law, Joyce Abell, put together her first book — a memoir called Prickly Roses. Now Prickly Roses has been published, to acclaim from Ann Patchett, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Kirkus Reviews. Order a copy here.

11/1/17: Today's Weekly Reader is "The Woman Writer Problem." Listen to it here.

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Browse the Bohemian Rhapsody archive — running since 2011 on Baltimore Fishbowl. Some recent highlights:

Marion's "Lives" columns for The New York Times Magazine: "Grand Theft Litho" and "A Mother of A Certain Age".

An archive of Marion's commentaries for All Things Considered.

Lots more essays and articles in the links archive and work archive.


The Weekly Reader on WYPR-FM with Marion Winik and Lisa Morgan

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