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Our Drinking Stories

I told a story on Instagram on Monday. A true one. It went like this: On the night of my book launch almost 2 months ago, I had a single glass of white wine after an extended period of drinking…

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Is Everything Copy?

Photo: Star Tribune Last night, Husband and I watched the new HBO documentary about Nora Ephron called Everything Is Copy. Nora’s son Jacob Bernstein, a classmate of mine from Dalton, wrote and directed the film, which I found to be…

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10 Notes from the Road

1. On Friday afternoon, we skipped town to head to my family’s place in South Carolina. Here my giddy girls skip ahead of me, en route to the bathroom. I look at this picture and it’s incredibly cliched, but I’m…

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ADR Friday Loves 02.05.16

i’m loving… … this How to Raise a Creative Child. … these bookish Valentines. … this book of quotes. … this literary feed. … this page-turner. … these vintage sneaks. … this Holepunch tote. … this good news for overthinking…

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8 Things @ 8 Days Until Publication

Monday morning. February 1, 2016. 5:16am. I sit here, at my kitchen island, at the beginning of a brand new month. It’s quiet. I sip coffee and look around at the trappings of real life. Unopened mail. Avocados that have…

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The Ramblers – Upcoming Events & Advance Buzz!

My new novel The Ramblers hits shelves in two weeks, and I’m so excited to share it with all of you. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and support so far—it means the world to me. Here is more…

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A Happier Hour with Sarah Hepola & Kate Bolick

Last week, I had the privilege of hosting authors Sarah Hepola (Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget) and Kate Bolick (Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own) for a Happier Hour Literary Salon here in my home. As…

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Do You Care What People Think?

Dani Shapiro has written a blog post called On What People Think. Please go read the whole thing. It’s so important and interesting and, well, right on. Here’s a taste: I’m not sure when it happened, but somewhere along the…

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5 Compelling Novels You Should Read Now

I read a lot this summer. A lot. I blazed through my admittedly ambitious list of ADR Summer Reads and began writing little micro book reviews on Instagram, which I loved doing and will continue to do (though I long…

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My Book, My Birthday & Project Thick Skin

The Ramblers! Here it is. My book! I know some of you have already seen the jacket pop up here and there on social media, but here it is! Admittedly, I’m wildly biased, but I love it. Getting to this…

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