Vanity Fair had me ask six therapists and mental health professionals whether Donald Trump is legitimately a narcissist. Psychology Today wrote a follow-up (the sparky British tabloid the Daily Mail also wrote a follow-up, as did something called IfYouOnlyNews.com).
I recently attended the National Cannabis Summit in Denver for a New York Times story. Caught up in the go-go-go entrepreneurial zest on display at the Summit, I went and visited a few pot dispensaries, telling one of them, “I want to feel like tiny wings have emerged from my nape and ankles.”
-I recently wore pheromones for a month to see if it would make me more attractive to members of the opposite sex? (I’m using a question mark there to connote deniability.)
–How some of use our pets to conduct our relationships/disputes with/through.
-Congratulations to Julie Schumacher, the first woman to win the Thurber Prize (for her hilarious novel, “Dear Committee Members”). I got to host the awards ceremony, held at Caroline’s comedy club. Here’s an article about it from the Guardian, and one from the San Francisco Chronicle.
-I have a story in this week’s New Yorker for which I sat in the orchestra pit of the new Broadway production of “The King and I”