Selected Articles, Essays, & Journalism

“‘Fatherly’ column”


“The Manifestation of Señor Bacon”

The New York Times
Feb 2015

“Vision Quest”

Marie Claire
Jan 2015

“Like No Otter”

O Magazine
Dec 2014
(anthologized in O’s Little Book of Calm and Comfort, March 2017)

“A War Zone for Anyone Looking For Love”

Goodbye to All That,
ed. Sari Botton
Seal Press, Oct 2013

“Marriage Changes Things”

Wedding Cake for Breakfast
ed. Kim Perel & Wendy Sherman
Berkeley, 2012

“Like Father, Like Daughter?”

Drinking Diaries
ed. Leah Odze Epstein & Caren Osten Gerzberg
Seal Press, 2012

“The Sympathy Sham”

The New York Times 
Oct 2011

“My First Husband”

One Big Happy Family
ed. Rebecca Walker
Riverhead, 2009

 “The Heart is Pleasure in Writing”

Profile of Jonathan Lethem,
Cover story of Poets & Writers, Nov-Dec 2009

“Elvis and My Husband Have Left the Building”

Modern Love: 50 True and Extraordinary Tales of Desire, Deceit, and Devotion
The Best of the New York Times “Modern Love” column
ed. Daniel Jones
Three Rivers Press, 2007
This essay originally appeared in The New York Times

“Unlawfully Wedded Wife”

Psychology Today
Dec 2007

“Naked Yoga”

Aug 2007

“My Soul Mate Barely Knows my Name”

Personal essay on the work of memoirist Nick Flynn
Jane Magazine
Feb 2007

“New Years Resolutions Hit the Road”

Everyday With Rachael Ray
Jan 2007

“Ciao, Papa”

The New York Times Magazine
Nov 2006

“When More Than The Aroma Beckons”

The New York Times
Jan 2006

“A Fold-Up Path of Resistance”

The New York Times
Aug 2005