Selected Shorter Pieces

 

Labored Prose (on the dearth of depictions of childbirth in literary fiction)
Slate


Knausgaard's Triumph (a defense of My Struggle and the category of "autofiction")
Virginia Quarterly Review


Crave (on the blurry health/dysfunction line when it comes to eating)
Virginia Quarterly Review
note: "Crave" was listed as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2016ed. by Jonathan Franzen


Is The Atlantic Making Us Stupid?
Los Angeles Review of Books



The Joys of Trimming (on boiling down one's prose)
The New York Times


Talk of Their Town
Review of two New Yorker-related books
The New York Times Book Review


Breastfeeding
Michigan Quarterly Review






Middlemarch and Me
Review of My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead
Los Angeles Review of Books




Leave it to Beaver (on wearing fur)
Elle