I Used to Insist I Didn’t Get Angry. Not Anymore.
On female rage.
On female rage.
Life and debt as a young writer in New York.
How John, a father of 14, lost Christmas.
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s widow on addiction, loss, and recovery.
How the author’s life changed.
A Marine veteran of the Iraq War on battle and faith.
Teaching Emily Dickinson at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida.
Tales of teenage romance.
“To fight for my son, I have to argue that he should never have been born.”
Surviving a trip to see the family for Thanksgiving.
“How I envy people who enjoy the company of their parents without the aid of pharmaceuticals.”
Reprinted from for the Holidays and Other Calamities.
A journey to Disney World with kids and weed.
On Manson bloggers, murder fandom and being a sad, dark teen.
The role of a writer in 2017.
When New York was perpetually on fire.
When you’re an American in a country that treats you as if you were not.
A son’s love letter to his sick mom.
The quest to control hurricanes.
On navigating the New York media world as a young journalist.
On affirmative action at the University of Texas, the essence of privilege, and getting what you deserve.
This job—writing college essays for Abigail Fishers—was the only job I have ever been truly ashamed of, and I am so ashamed of it now that it hurts.
An ode to mayonnaise.
An essay on power.
On losing a mother and a marriage.
The end of a marriage.
Following John McPhee to Florida.
The writer on his father's religious devotion to personal style. Among the maxims: "the turtleneck is the most flattering thing a man can wear"; "there is nothing like a fresh burn"; and "always wear white to the face."