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    Books: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

    The first time I experienced Lori Gottlieb’s book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, I read it in print. The second time, I listened...

    Books: Open by Rachel Krantz

    Rachel Krantz, whose author headshot makes her a dead ringer for my younger cousin Beth, is a Jewish woman writer in her thirties, as...

    HIDDEN WORKOUTS…THEY DO EXIST!

    To everyone that hears the word “workout” and is immediately hit with that pang of anxiety, dislike, or straight-up hatred, THIS IS FOR YOU!...

    Books: Easy Beauty by Chloé Cooper Jones

    Easy Beauty is a memoir of many things: Chloé Cooper Jones’s experience as an academic, a traveler, a mother, a partner, a tennis fan,...

    Books: Emma Dreams of Stars: Inside the Gourmet Guide

    Emma Dreams of Stars: Inside the Gourmet Guide is a full-color manga based on the true story of Parisian Emmanuelle “Emma” Maisonneuve—a foodie who...

    Books: You Can Have a Better Period by Le’Nise Brothers

    You Can Have A Better Period: A Practical Guide to Calmer and Less Painful Periods, by Le’Nise Brothers, sounds like a comprehensive guide to...

    Books: Knocked Down: A High-Risk Memoir by Aileen Weintraub

    If a late-twenties Aileen Weintraub hadn’t quit her job at a Manhattan-based children’s publishing company back in the year 2000 to work...

    Books: Places I’ve Taken My Body by Molly McCully Brown

    A poet by trade, Molly McCully Brown now turns her hand to memoir, using a series of essays to trace the year she spent...

    Books: Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith

    I fell in love with Patti Smith’s music when I was nineteen. Her most widely known song, “Because the Night" from her 1978 album...

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    December 2021 Tarotscopes

    This month, I decided to use a different deck than I usually do. I went on a retreat in Sedona recently, and James Wanless,...

    Books: I Should Have Honor by Khalida Brohi

    In her 2018 memoir I Should Have Honor, activist and social entrepreneur Khalida Brohi writes about growing up in a culture in which domestic...

    Books: The Waiting Is the Hardest Part: Agency in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

    Some years ago, I read an essay that criticizes the women in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice for sitting around waiting for things to...