My new memoir White Walls is a tale of hoarding and healing, home and the Holocaust, and many other things that begin with H. Read on >

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I tell stories – about art, culture, religion, romance, ricotta, my twisted past, my fantasy future, and the zany characters that roam through my brain.

My tales have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Vogue, Cosmo, the ForwardSalon and many other publications, and on stage and screen.

  • June 1, 2018 |

    I was in San Diego last week to speak at a luncheon aimed at raising awareness about mental illness. I also chatted on The CW San DiegoCBS 8 Morning Show and Midday Edition, KPBS, NPR Affiliate. Hopefully, a tiny bit of awareness was raised, and a tiny bit of stigma was reduced.

  • March 6, 2018 |

    Talking about failure, on The Other F Word Podcast.

  • February 20, 2018 |

    No Sleep Till Surgery: Was my daughter’s insomnia psychological or medical? A new essay dedicated to all parents who’ve been driven to madness by kids who don’t sleep.