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Article
Feb.27.2011
Huffington Post Books Page
"Which do you prefer -- sex or a pastrami sandwich?" one guy asks another, though it's not a proposition but a light-hearted survey. "To tell you the truth," the other guy says, "sometimes the sandwich." This exchange is lodged in my memory, overheard a dozen years ago at a restaurant. It reminds me of a scene from last Sunday at the...
Article
Aug.08.2010
Boston Globe
The year 2000 was just yesterday, wasn’t it? William Nicholson’s engaging, big-hearted sendup of upscale English country life, “The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life,’’ set in that millennial year, feels utterly contemporary and oddly old-fashioned: The plot turns, several times, on letters received in the mail--fancy that.... (Please click on the link to read...
Article
May.07.2010
Head Butler
Short Story
Feb.13.2010
Narrative Magazine
Article
Dec.18.2009
Huffington Post
It used to be that writers were asked how they write -- pen, pencil, typewriter? These were the days before novels were composed as text messages. No one cares anymore how writers write. We see them writing in Starbucks or the corner café, with everyone else banging out emails, blogs, resumés, and cover letters for non-existent jobs. These days, writers are asked...
Article
Dec.14.2009
Huffington Post
I have been wrong about a lot of things. Soon after Kathryn Harrison's memoir The Kiss came out in 1997, about her four-year sexual liaison with her father, I predicted that the most recent memoir craze, begun two years before, with Mary Karr's The Liar's Club, would begin to fade: what story of a dysfunctional family could top this one? Anyone who contemplated...
Article
Dec.05.2009
Huffington Post
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Article
Dec.01.2009
Catching Days website