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7 Books With Death As a Character
Poor old Death, that abstract devil. When it comes to books, Death’s often the bridesmaid, rarely the deceased bride, cutting down characters off...
5 Lessons Writers Should Learn from the Best Obituary Ever
Most obituaries are about as warm as a cover letter. Maybe every obit-writer feels she has to be sober and staid out of respect for the dead, but the...
In Memory of My Father
Last Tuesday, my father—a retired certified public accountant named Andrew—passed away after a long and torturous battle with emphysema. He was 79. To...
The Best Book You’ll Hate Reading
Everyone loves to tell you your life is going to change after having kids—that things will never be the same, but that you’ll discover a love you never...