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Ask Lauren Slayton

Tomorrow I am hosting my friend and fellow author Lauren Slayton for a Happier Hour salon here at my place. I’ve mentioned Lauren here on the blog several times, but it’s worth repeating that Lauren is a fabulous nutritionist here…

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Posted in: BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., Online & Onscreen, READING LIFE, Uncategorized, WRITING

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How to Get Your Kid to the Ivy League

dear lacy crawford,
You and I know something. That my title is a joke and a sad one. That there are probably oodles of people who will land here on this page because they are desperately Googling tips on how…

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Posted in: BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., Online & Onscreen, READING LIFE, The Home Front, WORK IN PROGRESS, WRITING

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ADR Friday Loves 11.15.13

i’m loving…
… this bark!!!
… this Christmas album.
… this sweet book.
… this book.
… this writing book.
… and this writing book.
… this movie Husband and I saw last Saturday night.
… these ugly words.
……

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Posted in: BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, Friday Loves, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, READING LIFE

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5 Things I Learned Last Night

Last night, I hosted a Happier Hour with J. Courtney Sullivan. Courtney is a novelist whom I greatly admire, and a woman I’ve come to call a friend. How lucky I am to be able to say this.
The evening…

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Posted in: A YEAR WITHOUT WINE., BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, DRY DAYS, Fiction, GLIMPSES., Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., OF WRITING, READING LIFE, Sisterhood, The Home Front, WRITING

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A Happier Hour with J. Courtney Sullivan

I’m so excited.
In just a few hours, 70+ women will arrive at our place for a Happier Hour with the fantastic author J. Courtney Sullivan. I’ve loved all three of Courtney’s novels – Commencement, Maine and her most recent…

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Posted in: BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, Fiction, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., READING LIFE, Sisterhood, The Home Front, WRITING, WRITING LIFE

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A Happier Hour with Laura Munson

I am sitting here at Coffee Bean on the East Side listening to my Hummingbird playlist, smiling. I am smiling because I scored a big booth by the Third Avenue entrance. While writing these words, a breeze spills in and…

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Parallel

I met Lauren Miller (then Lauren McBrayer) at Yale. Though she’s a bit younger, we were friends and had many friends in common and I always thought she was cool and smart. And she is. Fast-forward a few years. Lauren…

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Posted in: BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, Ivy & Beyond, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., Law & Life After It, READING LIFE

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Writing About Writing

On the way home from Paris, I felt anxious. I’ve never been a good flier. I’ve always felt my pulse quicken, my heart clank around inside my chest, my palms slicken with sweat. I also felt claustrophobic. A little brochure…

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Three Books for You!

I’m not sure how I feel about blog giveaways. I have done them before. And, at times, they have felt fun. At times, they have felt like a transparent means to collect comments and followers.
But I do know how…

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ADR Friday Loves 9.21.12

Okay. So it’s officially official: I love doing these Friday Loves. I’m not sure why. It’s something about the show and tell, the sharing and caring, the hunting and gathering, the reveling in things silly and serious, goodies physical and…

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Posted in: BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, Friday Loves, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., ON LIFE, ON LOVE, ON WRITING, Parenthood, QUOTES., READING LIFE, WRITING LIFE, Yummy

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