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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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Posted in: BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen, Parenthood, Pregnancy, READING LIFE, The Fam, The Home Front

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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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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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