In the weeks leading up to the 2016 presidential election I was working on a short, “fun” essay for a food website about what it’s like to watch The Gr…
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Probably my most memorable and best Halloween costume was Courtney Love, because it was part of a couples costume — Kurt and Courtney. My then-boyfrien…
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On Saturday night I burned all the skin of the pad of my left thumb. It was the kind of banal kitchen mishap that happens all the time, especially when…
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The kids had two days off school for Rosh Hashanah. Monday I dropped Raffi off at “break camp” and then took Ilya home and napped during his nap instea…
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Years ago Jami Attenberg and I had lunch in Williamsburg at a restaurant that no longer exists and then I pointed out the place where I get my legs wax…
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I reread Heartburn on the train back from a weekend in NYC. I’ve probably read it 20 or 30 times and it remains nearly perfect, perfect even in its imp…
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The house we rented in DC belongs to people who are less than a decade older than I am, but perhaps in part because my most recent experience with this…
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If you have to wake up and then go back to sleep multiple times a night for whatever reason, you might be interested in my latest discovery! Instead of…
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My almost-four-year-old son is not yet able to reliably shit in a toilet, but he has cleared a developmental hurdle that I hadn’t even thought to hope …
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Real EG heads know that I have been using my vision problems as a too-on-the-nose metaphor for a long time. There’s an essay in my first collection cal…
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This semester I’m teaching an undergraduate intermediate fiction workshop and I’m trying to be more like a real teacher, writing things on the board an…
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As a way to get back in the habit of doing these more regularly (sorry I haven’t posted in a while!*) I am doing another Favorite Things roundup. As yo…
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