Some of my anthology contributions (sorry, no links available for these):

“My Mother’s Gatekeeper” in What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About, edited by Michele Filgate (2019) “Becoming the Wife” in The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own, edited by Veronica Chambers (2017) “My Mother-in-Law, Her Knitting, and Me” in Knitting Pearls, edited by Ann Hood (2016) “The Muse of New Jersey” in Living On The Edge of the World: New Jersey Writers Take on the Garden State, edited by Irina Reyn (2007)

Some of my magazine articles and essays (click on title to link to article):


“I Wrote about Quitting Antidepressants. Then I Went Back on Them” ELLE, October 2017

“Club Med” One Woman Sounds Off On Our Pill Popping Culture
ELLE, October 2008

“The End of the Beginning” After the frenzied lust wears off, what follows: deep attachment or Splitsville?
ELLE, February 2001

“A Bed of One's Own” Why would a woman choose to spend the night on a small cot when she could sleep in a comfy queen-size with her husband? Because she can.
MIRABELLA, October 1999

“The Calm After the Storm: Turning 40”

“Don't Listen to the Shoulds”
BABYTALK, December/January 2006

“Her Inner Jersey Girl”

Introduction to The Bitch in the House
excerpted from The Bitch in the House, William Morrow/HarperCollins, 2002

“Breastfeeding: The Agony and the Ecstacy”
from Child of Mine, edited by Christina Baker Kline (Hyperion, 1997)

Some of my other ELLE contributions, including book reviews:

Some of my “Answer Queen” relationship advice columns for (2018-2019):

Watch my TED Talk (2017):

Watch my short reading/performance at Lip Service, in Miami (2014):

Watch my interview with Jeannie Ralston, Editor-in-Chief of (2017):

See me quoted in a recent New York Times article about older women and anger: