Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Must Read: The Oriental Wife

My mash note to Evelyn Toynton's magnificent novel, The Oriental Wife, was published today on Jesse Kornbluth's site, Head Butler.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Novelists and the College Application Essay

In case you've been wondering what a novelist might offer a student who's writing his/her college application essay, here's the answer.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Don't Sweat the Essay

Books and What Not these days includes my business, Don't Sweat the Essay, a coaching service for high school students applying to college and anyone applying to grad school. My 25 years of teaching writing at colleges and universities, and a lifetime of writing and editing books, articles, and everything else has come together in this enterprise. Please visit the website, where you can find out how to email or call me ~~~ Thanks.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Not Your Grandmother's Miami

I went for the warm weather and got a big surprise. Miami Vice? What about Miami Nice?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sarah Palin and the Tiger Mom

I couldn't resist and I've added another voice to the Amy Chau onslaught, but I view her through a psychological rather than a cultural framework. Thanks for taking a look, and please share your thoughts.