After a somewhat nebulous beginning, I have found success in two things in my life: being a journalist and being a mom. Since newspapers are slowly dying and I can't make a living at mothering, it's time to try something new. I have published an essay in an anthology, the first step in what I hope will lead to greater things, perhaps writing the Great American Novel that I promised my parents I'd write one day (but, honestly, it was a ruse to spend the summer traveling cross country for "fact-finding" instead of working).
I'm a huge fan of Kurt Vonnegut and Billy Collins. Some of my favorite books of late: "Middlesex," "The Sea," "On Chesil Beach," "Mr. Pip" and "Little Children." A favorite book from my childhood: "The Little Prince."
I have a first-person essay in "Knowing Pains: Women on Love, Sex and Work in Our 40s," an honest, humorous, thoughtful and diverse collection of essays by real women — like me — who aren't afraid to tell their age and tell it like it is. I have a joke — on the same page as Jerry Seinfeld and Rodney Dangerfield, no less — published in "Jokes To Go." And I write a bit for the Marin IJ, but since I'm also the editor, that's a bit like cheating, isn't it?
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