I wrote a book about books! A companion to the PBS series of the same name, The Great American Read: The Book of Books features tidbits, trivia, and tantalizing facts about 100 great novels.
Being pregnant forces me to confront a lifetime of superstitious, slightly crazy behavior. The behavior mostly wins.
I wrote an essay about how reading Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower alongside and against The Diary of Anne Frank benefits both [in print only].
I understand the litigious impulse. When my son was born, I thought seriously about suing him for ruining my vagina. Everyone says the lady bits eventually go back to normal, but how is that possible? Some things, like Laffy Taffy or a LIVESTRONG bracelet, can’t be unstretched.
At a young age, I realized two key facts about myself: I like books, and I have a lousy memory.
There’s the age you are and the age you feel, and there’s nothing like a 20-mile hike on a Nicaraguan volcano to remind you of the difference.