So You Think Publishing is Glamorous

So You Think Publishing is Glamorous

A NYTimes obituary for Daniel Menaker caught my eye a few weeks ago, because his wife’s name was one I recognized, Katherine Bouton, the colleague and friend of a good friend. I called my friend to share my sympathy for this loss, and she suggested loaning me My...
Need a Laugh?

Need a Laugh?

I’m almost finished reading Alan Zweibel’s entertaining, honest and revealing memoir Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier*. I love to laugh out loud, especially when engrossed in a book, and he accomplished that for this reader. From his...
Have You Been Scammed Lately?

Have You Been Scammed Lately?

I’d love to think that my memoir, Too Much of Not Enough, is being sought after for a top award. That’s what the email I received hinted at. But since their invitation included multiple typos, it was hard to buy their message– The team are excited to...
My Bell Broke and Sparked This Post

My Bell Broke and Sparked This Post

Yesterday I mentioned the 7pm sound salute to hospital workers in NYC that I participated in, until the clapper in my Tibetan bell fell off and it was silenced. If this was a different time, you may not have heard that story. But since these are such different times,...