Author Essay

The Boy, He Will Be Fine

What a son learned from reading The Country Bunny with his mother.

By LIAM CALLANAN • 1 year ago
Author Essay

My Mom as My Greatest Inspiration—and My Greatest Critic

How she shaped me as a reader, a writer, and a person.

By JENNA BLUM • 1 year ago
Author Essay

What Memory Means to Me

After her husband's stroke and severe memory loss, Allison Pataki reevaluates what it means to remember.

By ALLISON PATAKI • 1 year ago
Author Essay

Independent Bookstores As a Way to Combat Hate

Sally Kohn discusses indie bookstores as "connection spaces"—and how deeply we need them in our divisive times.

By SALLY KOHN • 1 year ago
Author Essay

Reflections on Between the World and Me

The author of House of Rougeaux unfolds some of the ever-resounding messages in Coates' memoir.

By JENNY JAECKEL • 1 year ago
Author Essay

Falling in (and out) of love with The L Word

The author of Would You Rather? reflects on the complicated legacy of the pioneering queer-lady show.

By KATIE HEANEY • 1 year ago
Author Essay

How to Crush Every Stage of Parenting

A realist's survivor's guide to parenting from the author of Other People's Houses.

By ABBI WAXMAN • 1 year ago
Author Essay

7 Books that Made Me Hungry to See the World

The author of My Dead Parents revisits the culturally diverse books that expanded her worldview.

By ANYA YURCHYSHYN • 1 year ago