Swedish Meatballs and Me

While most of the U.S. population thinks “Swedish,” and they imagine Muppets, meatballs, and Ikea, I hope they will now think “literature.” Because I’m thrilled that I had an essay translated into Swedish—my first translation! I was...

Ten Books

Normally I ignore the Facebook memes that go around. I’m not going to tell you what color my bra is, I’m not going to share the Bill Gates photo to get a million dollars, and I’m not going to like a page to win a free trip to Disney. I rule at...

Hoarding Books

I’m not shy about the fact that I color my hair. My family–for all the agita they give me–actually blessed me with some pretty hearty genes. The exception is the hair gene. Like my mother, I went prematurely gray and I have a monthly ritual in which...