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Yuge Novel News!

No, this isn’t about Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders, though I get a kick out of their very New York way of pronouncing “huge.” Here’s my yuge New York-related news: I’m going to be represented by InkWell Management, where I get to work with the fabulous Liz Parker! I have a literary agent! (Note: I am usually judicious when it comes […]

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March 8

Springing Forward: Growth And New Work

Hello! I’ve writing news to share, including a new website name. First, though: happy spring. One of my tricks to getting through winter is keeping out my two favorite Christmas decorations until spring arrives. Because aside from my daughter’s birthday, I’m not a huge fan of that last season. If promise was a color it would be yellow: […]

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The Only Word Parents Need From That Magical Book on Decluttering

You are contemplating Marie Kondo’s best selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: the Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, because it promises to change your life. But you are crazy busy and also you may have misplaced the copy that called to you from the bargain book aisle at Costco. (Pro tip: Good chance it’s shoved […]

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Kindred Spirits Are Everywhere

Tis the season for both heartbreaking news and stories of beautiful people and organizations. I’m putting aside all the harried, busy stuff for a bit and sharing news about some of my favorites: Glennon Doyle’s Together Rising, Humans of New York, A Wider Circle, and my friend Sue Leather. Because in a tough world, goodness deserves attention. […]

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Restoration Hardware’s Teen Line: Where All Good Things Are Wild & Free. Except Not Exactly.

When Lionel Richie and Jimmy Fallon appear in your Facebook feed singing “Hello, is it me you’re looking for?” you know it’s a sign. It’s like you forgot you were looking for something and then along comes Lionel to remind you. And there it was, sitting in a pile of mail. Hello, Premier Issue of RH Teen! In my […]

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Won’t You Be My… Freighbor?

Remember when Mr. Rogers used to look right through the television and sing to us, “Won’t you be my neighbor?” Yes! Except knowing what I do now, I kind of wish Mr. Rogers had substituted freighbor for neighbor. There’s a difference between neighbors and freighbors, you see. Neighbors wave hello. They might buy cookies from your girl […]

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