Thursday, February 28, 2008


I decided to post this blog to keep my website up-to-date, rather than bug my webmaster whenever there's something new to add. Along the way, I'll say a few words about books I'm reading - and maybe even the book I'm writing.

In the meantime, if you're looking for my latest articles on Huffington Post, where I write frequently, here's a url that should get you to the full list:

In the March 2008 issue of Allure, I've got an essay called "Relative Beauty," about having a sister everyone always tells me is pretty. Yes, my sister has seen it, and she's happy enough about it to have bought 15 copies to give to her friends.

I also have an essay in the upcoming Tin House that should go on sale in March, on a wonderful novel called The Book of Ebenezer LePage by GB Edwards. It's for Tin House's Lost and Found column, whose aim is to introduce us to little known books, an effort recently given a great boost by the New York Review of Books Press - which published the new edition of Ebenezer LePage.

Thanks for checking in. I'll be back here before long - once I find my "blogging" voice. Or maybe I'll discover it the more I do this. That's what I'd tell my writing students. No reason it shouldn't apply to me too.