ESSAYS, REVIEWS, & INTERVIEWS
Tin House raised the question of male beauty. The answer turned out to be Burt Reynolds.
I reviewed Sue Halpern’s novel Summer Hours at the Robbers Library for the New York Times Book Review.
An interview with Alice Waters at To The Best of Our Knowledge.
Talking food writing and editing at The Corner Table podcast.
I reviewed Elinor Lipman’s novel On Turpentine Lane for the New York Times Book Review.
A review of Delia Ephron’s novel Siracusa for the New York Times Book Review.
Oprah Winfrey sent me to therapy. O Magazine.
And then she sent me back again. O Magazine.
A review of Marian Thurm’s Today Is Not Your Day for the New York Times Book Review.
A little mash note to my husband in O Magazine.
I reviewed Margaret Forster’s novel The Unknown Bridesmaid for the New York Times Book Review.
When you need to get outta town with O Magazine or at least read about it.
I reviewed Simon Wroe’s novel Chop Chop for the New York Times Book Review.
How waiting tables changed my life in Real Simple.
Unsettling literary meals on the Huffington Post.
In Salon, I offer a solution to society’s ills. Well, some of them.
O Magazine asked me about my hair, and it turned out I have a lot to say.
In O Magazine I connect with my elusive inner cheesemaker.
On Wisconsin Public Radio’s Wisconsin Life, I climb a tree and get acquainted with deer hunting.
On UW and Wisconsin’s artisan cheese renaissance.
For The Forward, I got to know American Girl’s Rebecca Rubin doll.
In Poets & Writers, I play literary guide to my adopted hometown of Madison.
Is there such a thing as too much booze and seafood?