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On the Illusion of Communication

“The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”- George Bernard Shaw I’ve always thought of myself as a good communicator. I thought I was doing awesome. I could string those sentences together like nobody’s … Continue reading

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On Reading The Bell Jar for the First Time

For my whole (sentient) life, I have been avoiding Sylvia Plath. I didn’t have any reason to avoid her. I liked the poems of her husband quite a bit (though, yes, I know. He was kind of an a-hole.) In … Continue reading

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We Were Liars is Literary Crème Brulée

Remember that RomCom with Julia Roberts where she plays a food critic? (That is honestly all I can remember of it…) Oh! But I have the power of the Google! Ok, the movie was called My Best Friend’s Wedding and … Continue reading

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Dear Ms. Moran: On Reading How To Be a Woman

Dear Ms. Moran, I think we should be friends. I know, I know. You probably have all of the female half of the British Empire clamouring to be your BFF, but for reals – we have a lot in common. … Continue reading

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Lord of the Flies 25 years later

No, I’m not talking about its publication date, which was actually 60 years ago exactly, if the copyright date on my edition is correct. I am talking about the last time I read it: when I was 15-years old in … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

 I have been thinking a lot about what it means to be female, a topic I have deftly avoided until now. I guess having two teenage daughters will do that to a gal.  Why are they so hesitant to put … Continue reading

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Sucker Literary 3 Cover Reveal!

So excited to have a story in the third Sucker anthology! Here is the beautiful cover: Sucker Literary is a platform for established and emerging, hugely intelligent writers who have the grit and talent to create compelling, authentic young adult … Continue reading

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Book Review: Me, Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

  Me, Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews Greg Gaines’ major talent is blending in. In fact, he’s made it a point for his whole high school career to not make any friends or enemies, but to surf … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Imposter Bride

The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler A young woman, traumatized from the events she witnessed in Europe, arrives in Montreal after the war. She is there to meet her  groom, whom she has never met before. But from the glimpse he … Continue reading

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Book Review: Winter Girls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson Lia and Cassie have been best friends since elementary school. They made a pact when they were 13 to be “the skinniest together.” Years later, Lia has been let out of the Eating Disorder clinic  … Continue reading

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