Weston Magazine
•Summer 2007 Some Friendly Advice For the Man of the House

The Huffington Post
•October 2007 The Bush-Bootstrap Defense
•June 2007 Conflation Nation

The New York Times OP-ED Page
•August 1997 Pennies From Heaven
•December 1997 And They Call It Puppy Love
•August 1998 Just How Thirsty Are You?
•February 1999 Better Safer Warmer

The Philadelphia Inquirer Opinion Page
•July 1998 Alexis de Tocqueville: The Man They Love to Quote or All for Tocqueville and Tocqueville for All
•May 2000 Skip the Testosterone Gel; Pass Mayo and Ice Cream
•August 2002 The Few, the Proud

New York Magazine
•March 2002 Putting on the Ritz
•Fall 2002 Open Up and Say Aaargh!

Organic Style
•December 2004 A Squirrel Stores His Nuts

•March 2003 Home Sweet Home

Tin House
•Fall 2002 Lost and Found: The Thirteen Clocks by James Thurber

•November 2002 Jack Has a Thermos

•July 2002 The Story of R
This was a lesson to me of what happens when you agree to let a women's magazine take your 4000 word essay and shrink it to 1000 words, add bullet points, and basically turn it into a self-help column. Sure, I got paid, so what. Anyway, here is the original.
•July 2000 Found a Peanut

•1999 Legend (with Amy Krouse Rosenthal)
This is a strange sort of map of Alberta with a legend identifying imaginary landmarks such as "sand." "shadow puppet," and "I used to have it, and lost it." Amy and I wrote it together and I profess still to not completely understand it. I cannot reproduce it for you here, but I think that's okay.


The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt (2005)
American Express

The Worst Noel (2005)
Donner is Dead

Sleepaway (2005)
Queechy Girls

Roar Softly and Carry a Great Lipstick (2004)
Foreign Correspondent

More Mirth of a Nation (2002)
A Brush with Greatness

101 Damnations (2002)
A Short History of My Dread