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11 Insights from Jane Green

On Wednesday evening, I hosted a Happier Hour literary salon here with bestselling author Jane Green. Oh what a night. It was a packed house and we jammed in my yellow living room and talked about marriage and infidelity, twin…

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The Writing Advice Anna Quindlen Gave Me

It all started with an email from a very thoughtful friend. Did I want to have lunch at the JCC and hear Anna Quindlen speak? Um, yes. I don’t think I’ve ever replied to a message that fast.
Today was…

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7 Birth Bits & What to Really Expect

{From Left: Gina Zucker, Anna Solomon, me, Amy Brill, Dani Shapiro, Mary Beth Keane, Marie Myung-Ok Lee & Jennifer Gilmore}
I am a mother and I am a writer. Motherhood has informed and enriched my writing and my writing has…

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Eating Wildly & Free to Fall!

Two friends have books out today! Check them out & scoop them up!:

EATING WILDLY: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal  by Ava Chin. 
Description on Amazon: “In this touching and informative memoir about foraging for food in…

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How We Thrive (+ Big 14 Book Giveaway)

What a privilege it was to attend the 2-Day Thrive: A Third Metric Live Event. The 2-day event was hosted by power duo Arianna Huffington (President and Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post) and Mika Brzezinski (co-host of “Morning Joe” on MSNBC)…

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This Is Childhood: 10 Mothers. 10 Essays.

Well, it’s been a while. I wrote a post many weeks ago announcing my decision to channel Thoreau and simplify and it’s proven to be a wonderful thing for me at this particular time in my life. I’ve been soaking…

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Simplify, Simplify, Simplify!

Thoreau said, “Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your…

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On Sex & Stories

I’m polishing the first half of my novel. The plan is to send it off to my agent and my freelance editor on Friday before we fly to Cali to meet our new niece and nephew (yay!) and I had…

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Writing Is Hard

I had this moment yesterday afternoon. I was in my writing room. It was around 5:30pm. I had been writing off and on all day, immersed in one of my character’s stories, tweaking events and conversations and I came up…

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Thin Is Not a Dirty Word (& 9 Other Lauren Lessons)

Last night, I hosted a wonderful Happier Hour salon at my home with nutritionist/author Lauren Slayton. It’s hard to believe, but I’ve known Lauren for fourteen years now. I met her the summer between college and law school when I…

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