Other Writings


Alice Adams’ Invincible Summer, for The New York Times

Julia Claiborne Johnson’s Be Frank With Me, for The New York Times

Kate Clanchy’s The Not-Dead and the Saved, for The Guardian

Jeanne Mackin’s A Lady of Good Family, for The New York Times

Mary Helen Specht’s Migratory Animals, for The New York Times

Anna Quindlen’s Still Life with Bread Crumbs, for The New York Times

Stewart O’Nan’s Emily Alone, for The New York Times

Robert Olen Butler’s A Small Hotel, for The New York Times

Jonathan Dee’s The Privileges, for the Los Angeles Times

Christie Hodgen’s Elegies for The Brokenhearted, for The New York Times

Hilary Thayer Hamann’s Anthropology of an American Girl, for the Los Angeles Times

Lauren Grodstein’s A Friend of the Family, for The New York Times


Everyone Loves to hate Gwynnie. Especiall Women. Shame On Us.” for Dame

A More Equal Marriage Means More Energy for Sex,” for Dame

Dear Jerry, You Old Bastard,” for Slate

A Year in Reading (on Jonathan Franzen, Jean Rhys, and Laurie Colwin), for The Millions

Living with Music, for The New York Times Arts Beat blog

Dolls of the World,” for Tablet


What Are Writers Reading (on Meghan Daum, Jami Attenberg, David Schickler and others)

Madam Mayo (on five favorite novels of New York)