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Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

-I'm not exactly technophobic; I guess I'd be more accurately described as techno-churlish. So it was a surprise to me when I realized that having Scrabble on my iPhone has improved my life greatly. I decided to spend three weeks ...

Kale Scrivenings Get Some Love

Saturday, December 6th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The New Yorker's Emma Allen nicely mentioned my kale story in her round-up of "not-to-be missed" humor pieces from the magazine in 2014. Thank you, crucifer gods.

Tabular Splendor

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Here's the previously unavailable link for my Splendid Table appearance (it feels weird to call a radio gig an "appearance," but I'm going with it.) I'm at 1:40:22. Thanks.

Recent excretions

Sunday, November 30th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

-Like you, I have often wondered, How could a hostage negotiator help the average family get through Thanksgiving? So, for my New York Times column, I interviewed nine hostage negotiators--three of them formerly with the FBI--and asked them for holiday ...

Recent Work

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

-Is there too much hugging going on today? Is there any way for the huggily-inclined to co-exist peacefully with the non-huggy? I tried to answer these questions in a recent New York Times column. Afterwards, I got to talk about ...

What I’ve Been Up To

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Here is some recent stuff that has occupied my datebook and cerebellum. Apologies for the sloth-like way in which I update this site; as a closet exhibitionist, my usual m.o. seems to be to try to get your attention, but ...

“Would It Kill You…?”

Friday, March 1st, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

In a vivid display of bad manners, I now present some reactions to my new book, "Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That?: A Modern Guide to Manners." Apparently the book is out in paperback and available for purchase. "A brilliant primer ...

Recent Doings

Friday, March 1st, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Here is some stuff I've been writing for the New York Times and recording for public radio in the past 6 months or so. Click on the description and it will take you to the link. - I joined the nation's ...

Times review!

Sunday, January 8th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The New York Times ran this review of "Would It Kill You To Stop Doing That?" on Wednesday.

Salon’s review of “Would It Kill You To Stop Doing That?”

Monday, January 2nd, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I'm delighted that Salon.com's razor-keen book critic Laura Miller even knows that I exist, let alone that she has read my last two books. Her recent reveiw of "Would It Kill You To Stop Doing That?" (which is here) is ...