Other Writing

“My Pleasure” — essay published at Buzzfeed, October 2016

“In the Light Where Art & Longing Meet: My Day With James Salter” – essay published at Tin House magazine, winter 2011.

“Living & Learning at Bookstores” – short memoir published at Tin House‘s blog, Jan 2012.

In the Corporeal Age We Will Know the Names of Trees – essay published in The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books, eds. Jeff Martin and C. Max Magee

Like Love” — short story published in Sonora Review, 2001.

Getting It Right” — short essay published in The Threepenny Review, 1999, and anthologized in Short: An International Anthology of Five Centuries of Short-Short Stories, Prose Poems, Brief Essays, and Other Short Prose Forms, ed. Alan Ziegler.

“Lovely Leo” — short story published in Crab Orchard Review, 2002.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Designing a Book Jacket” — essay published at The Millions, 2009.

“It’s Not You, It’s Me: Breaking Up With Books” — essay published at The Millions, 2010.

The Mommy Problem” — essay published at The Millions, 2010.

“Sex, Seriously: James Salter Trumps the Great Male Novelists — essay published at The Millions, 2010.

“On Spinach and the National Book Awards” — essay published at The Millions, 2011.

“Scared Straight: Writers and the New Happiness” — essay published at The Millions, 2011.

“Post-40 Bloomers: Late According to Whom?” — intro to monthly feature at The Millions.

“Mad Men: It’s All About Family Values” — essay published at The Millions, 2014.

“Agnes Martin’s Perfection: Now and Not Yet” — essay published at The Millions, 2015.


I am a regular contributor to The Millions.  Click here for all my essays and reviews there since July 2009.