eating disorders
I'm not down with framing this as a problem -- because if it's a problem, it needs a solution, and what is the solution if not tell other writers of memoirs about eating disorders to be less forthcoming with their stories?
in

Nov 19, 2013 at 12:00pm | 223 comments

1970s
Is treating a man's b-side like an everlasting gobstopper really the surefire way to win his heart? And furthermore: do you guys do it?
books
Every time I start a new book, I feel a little twinge of sadness for all the other ones I didn't get to start.
in

Aug 24, 2012 at 5:00pm | 105 comments

books
I would sell my vagina for a good sex work memoir.
in

Sep 4, 2012 at 3:00pm | 79 comments

memoirs
Although I had kind of become numb to what I was writing about, I was still aware that other people would be at least a little shocked. Abortion. Gangbang. Orgy. These are words that get people’s attention.
in

May 16, 2013 at 3:30pm | 70 comments

celebrity memoirs
Reading about a country star's drunk yokel dad is entertaining for me, but what about her drunk yokel dad, and his drunk yokel feelings?
book clubs
In this semi-regular series, we’ll talk about our favorite books related to somewhat specific topics and themes. It’s like a cross between the New York Review of Books and a book club, minus any pretense or guilt.
annie hall
The real "Annie Hall" on hats, Woody, and bulimia.