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This was adapted from my newsletter, Annagrams, which you should sign up for, so we can send overly personal emails to each other and talk about books and writing and life and probably Bob Ross memes. Enter your email address powered by TinyLetter   Like many people, I’m not terrific […]

Getting laid off (twice) was the best thing that happened ...


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Welcome to installation two of Book Clubbed. If you missed installation one and/or don’t know what the hell I’m talking about, go here and enjoy Ammie’s review of Bastard Out of Carolina.  To continue our theme of books that devastate, I present to you a review on Joan Didion‘s The […]

Book Clubbed: Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking


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I love books. On my OkCupid profile, I say that books are my dominatrix. Nothing inspires me more, influences my writing, speaks to my soul, verbs my cliche noun, etc.  And yet, I never seem to write about books. I’m trying to be better about that. I wrote one review […]

Book Clubbed: Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina



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I just finished this quirky book, The Chairs Are Where The People Go, by Misha Glouberman and Sheila Heti. It’s basically Glouberman’s thoughts on topics he’s interested in. There’s a chapter on spam filters, for instance. There are chapters on monogamy, smoking, how to arrange the chairs at events, and […]

The Invisible Struggle


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#205 I’m used to the women I date being straight, but never straightforward. ____________ #206 I’ll never forget our first meeting. You spoke to my very soul: Hoooooooooooooonk! ____________ #207 It’s redundant to say you’re gay and that you majored in Theater Tech. ____________ Plus, at AlterNet I tried to figure out […]

Haiku for Adulthood: Quickies


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#144 It’s raining in S.F. — each drop’s hushed refrain sounds like the end of waiting. ________ #145 Bind my arms, love. What is inexhaustible requires no defense. ________ #146 Wish you were the woman sharing my bed, and not Eudora Welty. ________ #147 It’s your suspense that makes me […]

Haiku for Adulthood: Pour Me