March 14, 2015

My first piece for Noodle: a (humorous-ish) guide to preschool applications.

November 24, 2014

My thoughts on Roz Chast, aging parents, humor, nursing homes and death in the Jewish Quarterly.

October 1, 2014

Breaking the Fast: My short essay on Yom Kippur and parental conflict in Tablet.

September 23, 2014

Excited to have contributed an essay on confessional comedy to the new book Graphic Details.

August 19, 2014

Do people mourn differently across cultures? My new piece in Modern Loss.

June 19, 2014

CNN featured my preschool column.

April 15, 2014

Choosing a school for an only child – what factors should I consider, if any?

April 9, 2014

My review of some great British-Jewish-chickish literary fiction in Lilith.

March 25, 2014

How do we handle our kids’ failures & our own failures around our kids? (More preschool.)

March 18, 2014

Preschool and – of course – my neurotic ambivalent Jewyness.

March 11, 2014

Discipline and desire or chaos and creativity? (Today’s preschool problem… and marital problem…)

March 5, 2014

Book deal! My memoir WHITE WALLS will be published by NAL/Penguin.

March 4, 2014

Today’s dose of preschool: The “Playdate” and how it was me who learnt to play.

February 18, 2014

This week in preschool panic… What drives ambition? Should preschool be “emotional bootcamp”?

February 11, 2014

I’m so excited to share my new column in the New York Times ‘Motherlode’ about preschool panic. Here’s my first piece in the series: application madness.

January 5, 2014

My conversation with artist Helene Aylon – feminist, humorist, obsessive highlighter – was published in n.paradoxa.

November 24, 2013

More pathological fear – my anxiety of stuff. My follow-up essay in Salon.

November 23, 2013

On my debilitating, obsessive, near-pathological fear of aging — in XOJane.

October 4, 2013

My First Won Ton, about my fall from kosher grace, is on the Guardian’s podcast.

September 25, 2013

I’m excited to be reading an essay about cockroaches, racism and rappelling as part of the [wherever] launch. Housing Works, Crosby St, 7pm.

September 1, 2013

The Bus Stop: I contributed a piece of – and about – travel writing to [wherever].

July 10, 2013

More thoughts on the endless conflicts of parenthood, and how being a mom made me more Jewy (more!?) in the JTA .

June 20, 2013

I’ll be reading a story about my largely pathological obsession with eyeglasses at the spec-tacular Lost and Found show.

April 29, 2013

I chatted about Margaret Thatcher and milk on The Salon TV show.

February 22, 2013

Hear my story ‘Chicken’ about my lapsed – and relapsed – vegetarianism in this Tablet podcast .

February 15, 2013

Hear me speak about the dynamics of comedy audiences and why I wear brightly colored shirts on the What’s My Name show.

February 8, 2013

Feminine & Funny – my review of ‘We Killed: the Rise of Women in American Comedy.’

January 16, 2013

Come hear me tell my story about my bubby-in-law’s Yorkshire kugel at Beyond Bubbie, 92nd Y Tribeca.

January 10, 2013

He’s W-HAY too into you… Brief thoughts on the leading (and led-on) men of Girls .

January 8, 2013

I’ll be reading some super brand new pages at The Folding Chair reading series. It’s totally free, and you can pick up some lettuces at the bar’s CSA.

January 4, 2013

My musings about the messiness of motherhood in the New York Times.

November 29, 2012

Get ready for some serious learning, people. From March, I’ll be teaching personal essay writing at Mediabistro. Sign up soon!

November 15, 2012

I’m excited to have contributed an essay (about memoir in visual art, and cats) to Judy Chicago, the book that accompanies the London Ben Uri Gallery exhibition.

November 1, 2012

The Other Rosh Hashana: my annual pilgrimage to my favorite congregation – the Brooklyn Book Festival.

October 15, 2012

‘Foreign Affairs,’ a personal essay about my fear of landing, appeared in the new shmancy print magazine The Alpine Review.

September 3, 2012

Hang Men: My behind-the-scenes look at the art world’s silent schleppers.

August 15, 2012

Read about how 14,000 yogis (including moi) took over Times Square in Shush for Shavasanah.

May 30, 2012

Londoners – please join the audience as I dissect the audience at The Ends of Audience.

May 11, 2012

Here’s my new essay in Babble about how there’s no formula for motherhood, and a pinch of painkiller beats a dose of dogma.

May 9, 2012

The HuffPo just reposted my Lilith piece about why I had a Big Fat British Sephardi Orthodox wedding when I’m not British, Sephardi, Orthodox or Big.

May 1, 2012

Judgment Day: on how I was too maternally inept to even be a cat lady.

April 16, 2012

I’ll be reading my essays (out loud) at Bar 82, 136 2nd Ave, NY, 8pm. Please join me – it’s totally gratis.